Citizens Advice Cornwall Offer Advice After Rise In Scam Phone Calls In Scilly

Image courtesy of Citizens Advice. 

Image courtesy of Citizens Advice. 

The Isles of Scilly has seen a rise in the number of scam phone calls recently.

After a case was reported to the St Mary’s Policing Team they put and update on the Isles of Scilly - Community Safety Partnership Facebook page:

"Please be aware we have had a report of a scam telephone call to a local resident this afternoon. 

The caller claimed to be from HMRC and that the person was going to be arrested imminently. They asked to confirm their details and asked for the residents National Insurance number too. 

HMRC would not make a call of this nature and professional organisations, be they government or banks etc would not ask for personal details in this manner. so please, never be fooled into giving any of your personal details out over the telephone. 

Calls of this nature can be reported online at www.actionfraud.police.uk."

Following on from this post there were further comments of alleged scams taking place locally in the Isles of Scilly. We contacted Citizens Advice Cornwall to find out a bit more about what you can do to prevent yourself from being a victim of scams and what you should do If you think you've been a victim of this crime. 

Will was joined on the phone by Wailim Wong from Citizens Advice Cornwall to get some top tips and to find out bit more about the scale of the problem. Have a listen below.