Phantom debt collectors and bailiffs

Subject: Community Messaging: Fraud Alert: Phantom debt collectors and bailiffs

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Fraud Alert: Phantom debt collectors and bailiffs

We have been made aware by Action Fraud of an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a "phantom" debt.

The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt.

The caller will request payment by means of bank transfer and if this is refused, will threaten to visit the premises to recover the debt that is owed. A range of different businesses and individuals are being targeted.

Please make family and friends aware of this activity.

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Community Engagement Officer
Community Messaging
Email: nw