Residents warned to be vigilant following alleged scam

LOCAL residents are being warned of an alleged scam, in which people are contacted by telephone to be told they are due a rebate.

The caution follows an incident in Stevenage, where a woman was asked on the phone to pay �4000 administrative costs to be awarded �8000 for paying her taxes on time.

The victim became suspicious, and alerted police who are currently investigating.

“These scams can, on the surface, appear very genuine, but don’t be taken in,” said Stevenage crime prevention officer Mark Montgomery,

“The very stark message is that if a company you’ve had no dealings with gets in touch out of the blue, never give out money or divulge bank or personal details to them.”

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Anyone who has received a similar sort of call, please report it by ringing Hertfordshire Police on 0845 33 00 222.

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