Further Cases Of Scams Reported In Scilly

The Police Station on St Mary's. 

The Police Station on St Mary's. 

There have been further reports of scam phone calls and fraudulent activity taking place in the Isles of Scilly.

The Isles of Scilly Police posted recently on their Community Safety Partnership Facebook Page: "A resident received a call from a male purporting to be from Microsoft this weekend and that he was ringing due to the residents computer being hacked. Thankfully the resident didn't entertain the caller and put the receiver down (due to having no problems). We reinforce that if you are not aware of any problems with your devices that you at no stage disclose any personal data or give access to your laptop/computers."

Another post on the Facebook page dated 6th December stated: "Today a resident received an email from Documents.info@way tooexpensive.com purporting to be from Debenhams offering a refund and encouraging the receiver to hit the LINK button within the email. Due to no goods being bought from the company the receiver checked with Debenhams and they confirmed the email was fake. The matter has been reported to Action Fraud. Please - if you get an email for something you have no knowledge of delete immediately and do not press on any links or attachments."

Barbra Simpson was very close to being caught out by another one of these scams snd spoke to Will this week to tell us about what happened to her.

You can also hear Will in conversation with Wailim Wong from Citizens Advice Cornwall who had some advice on what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of fraud and what you should do if you think you've been effected. We're hoping to speak to the St Mary's Policing team about the matter in the near future. Both interviews are available below.