Be ‘Streetwise’ to avoid ad scam

HUCKNALL and Bulwell businesses are being warned about a scam where advertising space is offered in a bogus police magazine.

The words of caution come after a local business was contacted by someone claiming to be a Nottinghamshire police officer.

The caller said he represented a police publication called ‘Streetwise’ and tried to get the company to pay hundreds of pounds for advertising space in the magazine.

It was only when the business owner researched the magazine online that he discovered that the call was a scam.

Pc John Bridgewater, who is investigating the con, urged potential victims to be vigilant.

Anyone with information about the scam should contact Nottinghamshire police on 0300 3009999 or call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.