Warning about bogus cold-callers claiming to be from council

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Residents across Nottinghamshire have been warned to ignore bogus cold-callers who are ringing them claiming to be from Notts County Council.

Police say the scam involves the conmen asking if the residents have been in any recent car-accidents.

The advice is to hang up straight away. “The county council would never contact you to discuss accidents or any other claims-management-type scenarios,” says trading standards officer David Brocklebank.

“If you are unsure, ask for their full name and then ring the council on 0300 5008080.”