Authorities in Powys County have alerted the public against an insurance scam that preys on victims through phone calls.
The Powys County Council has issued a warning after receiving a report from a north Powys resident whose telephone number had been targeted by scammers, News North Wales
According to the report, the scammers are foreign-sounding men who make phone calls to residents, pretending to be from an insurance company working on behalf of the county council.
The scammers contacted the north Powys resident and claimed that they had been in a car accident involving a council vehicle, the report said.
The resident, who does not drive, refused to give information to the scammers and hung up on them.
“Residents need to be vigilant about these unscrupulous activities,” county councillor John Powell, cabinet member for trading standards, was quoted as saying in the News North Wales
“These individuals will try multiple methods to deceive people but they will particularly look for vulnerable or unsuspecting residents,” he added.
Powell assured that the council will always work with insurance claimants.
“If a resident has logged an insurance claim with the council, we would either contact the resident directly or an insurance company working on our behalf would contact the claimant,” he said.
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