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Beware of Bogus Bailiffs

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Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 10:16am 6th December 2017. (Updated at 8:25am 7th December 2017)

People in Surrey are being warned to be wary of a rise in scam calls from 'Bogus Bailiffs' in the run up to Christmas this year.

CPR Call Blocker has received an increase in reports of calls from alleged bailiffs working on behalf of a court demanding sums of money for an unspecified (and non-existent) debt.

The 'Bogus Bailiffs' have been trying to get people to part with their money by threatening to turn up at their residence or workplace and demanding the cash in person.

Chelsea Davies of CPR Call Blocker said: "People in Surrey should be wary of the scare-mongering tactics being used by scammers and not feel threatened to make a payment that isn't owed.

"We would advise people to be fully aware of their financial situations this Christmas so that they cannot be tricked in to thinking they owe money when in fact they don't.

"In the run up to Christmas, opportunistic scammers are always on the look out for the next way to target victims. With more people at home around Christmas and with people having cash reserves saved up from the rest of the year, scammers often try to manipulate these circumstances to their advantage and use them to steal money from innocent people over the festive period.

 "The public should be extra vigilant over the Christmas period and as always we would advise people not to give out any personal and/or financial information to an unsolicited caller. People who receive any suspicious calls should report them to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)."

 

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