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Beware of Bogus Trading Standards Officer

April 4, 2017 3:00 PM

Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in handKent County Council Trading Standards are warning the public to be aware of a bogus 'Trading Standards Officer' who has recently called at a resident's home in Kent.

The criminal claimed that he had received the resident's money from a recent court case and in order to retrieve the money the resident must pay a release fee of £10,000.

Trading Standards Officers would never contact residents and ask them to hand over money, or transfer money into another person's bank account.

If you receive a phone call or a visit from someone claiming to be from Trading Standards and asking for money, please call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506 or the Police on 101.

For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.