Fareham Borough Council is warning residents to be on their guard against fake phone calls asking people to sign up for e-billing.
The fraudsters operate by pretending to be from the Council and asking if the resident has received a letter about e-billing. They then offer to set you up there and then if you give them your bank details.
Executive Member for Policy and Resources, Cllr Seán Woodward, said:" I would like to remind people to be very careful and not to give out any personal information if you receive one of these cold calls."
If you do receive one of these phone calls please report it to the national Action Fraud hotline by ringing 0300 123 2040.
If you want to check whether a call is genuinely from the Council then please contact our Corporate Fraud Team on Tel: 01329 824667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information contact:
Becca Bennett, PR and Marketing Support Assistant, Tel: 01329 824609
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: email@example.com
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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