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Phone scam warning

September 19, 2012, 3:24 pm

People are being warned not to fall victim of a telephone scam.

Several victims have been left hundreds of pounds out of pocket after being contacted by companies offering loans.

The caller asks for an upfront payment in the form of Ukash vouchers – an online payment.

However, these companies are fraudulent and victims will lose the transferred cash.

Community safety officer Sue Loaker said: “This is a scam, genuine loan companies will never ask for advance fees to be paid in this way.

“We would also urge people not to send these vouchers to any caller claiming to be able to sell a timeshare of holiday bonds, or to pay for items purchased from classified adverts.”

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