More Scammers at work in Cornwall

Cornwall Council has sent the following message to all Councillors and the media warning of another scam doing the rounds in Cornwall

I can confirm, like Cllr Greenslade, I am NOT conducting any form of telephone survey. If contacted, please report this to the police and / or Trading Standards

The message is as follows:

I have been asked to inform you of a potential telephone hoax involving a member of the public living in Councillor Greenslade’s constituency of St Dennis and Nanpean.

The individual was telephoned by a woman claiming she was conducting a survey on behalf of Councillor Greenslade. The constituent was then asked to call 044 1614 647553 to complete the survey, potentially involving paying premium rate phone charges. As Councillor Greenslade is not carrying out a survey this claim was false. Councillor Greenslade is concerned at his name being used for a potential hoax and wants to warn other Members about the incident.

We are now aware of any other similar incidents but are referring the issue to Trading Standards. We are also asking the radio stations to help raise awareness of the potential hoax among members of the public.

Please beware!

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