Haslingden elderly warned of phone scam

Haslingden elderly warned of phone scam

Haslingden elderly warned of phone scam

First published in News

RESIDENTS of Haslingden and Helmshore have been warned by police to be vigilant against a telephone scam ‘targeting the elderly and vulnerable’.

Police have received reports from people who have been told they may be eligible for a council tax rebate and asking for a date and time for a personal home visit.

A spokesman for Haslingden Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Rossendale Borough Council have not made these calls.

“The advice at this time is to refuse all requests for a home visit until the identity of the caller can be verified.

“It is requested that any similar calls received should be reported to the police on the non-emergency number, 101.”

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