Boiler Scam Warning.

The following warning has been received from the Leicestershire Police:-

 

North West Leicestershire District Council is warning its council tenants to be aware of bogus callers working in the area.   One council tenant has this week been scammed out of £199, after receiving a call from someone who said they were from a company called Quick Fix Heating and claimed to be acting on behalf of the council.

 

The caller requested bank details, which the tenant passed on. The fraudsters later took £199 from the tenant’s account.

To help avoid this happening to more tenants, the council has this advice:

•             Council contractors will never ask for payment

•             Council tenants will never be asked to pay for anything, other than a repair they have requested themselves

•             If in doubt, don’t provide any information and contact the council.

This could also be applicable to owner-occupiers, be aware of such scams.

(Information from local beat officer)