Tow Law woman's warning after suspicious debt call

The Advertiser Series: The suspicious call has been reported to Durham County Council's trading standards department The suspicious call has been reported to Durham County Council's trading standards department

A WOMAN is warning others to be cautious after she received a phone call she believes was a scam.

The woman, in her 70s, said she quickly realised there was something not quite right with the call, but is worried other might fall into a trap.

A man with a northern accent called her home in Tow Law at about 5.35pm on Tuesday (June 10) saying he was from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) and she had debt.

The woman told the man she did not have debt and informed him the call was being recorded, at which point he hung up.

The concerned resident said: “I have spoken to the CAB and they said they would never make a call like that.

“I worry it might have been a scam wanting to get financial information out of me.

“The fact he hung up when I said it was being recorded proves to me that he was up to no good.

“I realised it was not right but I am worried he may call someone else who may be vulnerable and may not realise what he is up to.”

The suspicious call has now been reported to Durham County Council’s trading standards.

For more information on scams and how to protect against them, visit durham.gov.uk

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9:41pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Avajessica says...

This happend to my grandmother the same day and they hung up when she put my cousin on the phone
This happend to my grandmother the same day and they hung up when she put my cousin on the phone Avajessica
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11:09pm Fri 13 Jun 14

smiler03 says...

Is it a slow news day or something? Summer frivolity?

I wish you could down vote the article.

I received about 50 scam emails last week and one phone call informing me that I was entitled to compensation after my recent car accident. My last car accident was about 25 years ago.

How about a story on 50 miles of unnecessary road resurfacing in a week?

Never mind.
Is it a slow news day or something? Summer frivolity? I wish you could down vote the article. I received about 50 scam emails last week and one phone call informing me that I was entitled to compensation after my recent car accident. My last car accident was about 25 years ago. How about a story on 50 miles of unnecessary road resurfacing in a week? Never mind. smiler03
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