Fareham council warning after fraudulent phone calls

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A COUNCIL is warning residents to be on their guard after a series of fraudulent phone calls.

Fareham Borough Council is asking people in the town to be wary of the phone calls which are 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 billing by e-mail.

They then offer to set it up for the resident if they give them their bank details.

Executive member for policy and resources, Councillor Sean 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 receive one of these phone calls please report it to the national Action Fraud hotline by ringing 0300 123 2040.

Or to check whether a call is genuinely from the council call their Corporate Fraud Team on 01329 824667 or e-mail at corporatefraud@fareham.gov.uk