Warning to watch out for scam phone calls

Scam phone calls
Scam phone calls

A woman who received a scam phone call is warning people to be vigilant as these criminals are becoming

increasingly sophisticated.

Milngavie lady Rosie Smith (62) answered a call from someone last week who claimed to be from the telephone preference service.

As she has a telephone preference service on her line she thought the call could be genuine.

But when he asked for her bank details she got suspicious.

Mrs Smith said: “I gave him false information and then he hung up on me!”

Diane Campbell, director of governance and regulation, said: “There are countless scams, and people who receive any form of unsolicited approach via telephone, letter or email should be very wary. The scammers are becoming more sophisticated and local residents should never divulge any personal information – especially banking – when being approached in this way.

“The trading standards team is delivering an award winning call blocking project to help vulnerable local residents being targeted with scam and nuisance phone calls. Phone trading standards on 0300 1234510 or e-mail trading.standards@east