Message from Tandridge District Council:
Just to make you aware another telephone scam is operating in our area.
Residents are being called by someone claiming to work for Tandridge District Council, Caterham Council or Surrey County Council. They are being asked about an accident they were in and for personal details. When asked for more information by the resident, the caller hangs up.
Tandridge District Council will never contact residents to ask for bank or other personal details. We always ask residents to call 01883 722000 to speak to us so they can be sure they are talking to council officers.
Other scams operating in the area include telling residents there is a problem with their computer or e-mail and they can fix it for them. If the resident agrees, they will remotely access the computer and install a virus, before demanding a fee. By doing this they may also be able to access financial data.
If anyone thinks they may have been a victim of a scam, please contact Trading Standards on 03454 040506.
A free scam pack is available to act as a reminder to think twice before sending any money or disclosing personal information. The pack includes advice, as well as stickers for cheque books, telephones and computers. Please contact Trading Standards on 03454 040506 to order your free pack.