Scam Callers – message from BANES Council

The Council’s Trading Standards wish to alert the public to a telephone scam where callers are pretending to be from Citizens Advice credit investigation or debt advice departments.

The numbers reportedly in use at present are:

0161 789 7259
07389 766268
07389 763474

This can be an expensive and worrying time of year for many, so it is easy to fall prey to scammers, particularly if they appear to be offering some relief from debt.  It is also a concern that the scammers are using the Citizens Advice name as many people are signposted here for support.

If anyone has been affected by a similar telephone call, the advice from Trading Standards is to call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06 or report it online here