Hampshire Trading Standards would like to remind residents to be vigilant about telephone calls, and to highlight a recent fraud attempt.
A resident received a cold call from a person purporting to be an Area Manager from their bank. The caller went on to say there was a problem with the resident’s debit card, and that he needed to arrange collection of the card and give them a replacement one.
A male attended the address, said he was a courier and had been sent by the Area Manager. He asked for the card and the PIN.
Thankfully neither were handed over, and the matter was reported to the Police.
To inform Trading Standards about suspected scams, contact our partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06.