CAMBS: Warning issued after two people lose of hundreds of pounds to telephone scam

TWO people in Cambridgeshire have been scammed out of hundreds of pounds after falling victim to cold callers.

In one of the cases, the scammers had the victim’s outstanding insurance claim and personal details.

Cambridgeshire police has issued a warning after the incidents.

Officers are urging people not to give out personal details over the phone and have issued the following advice:

• Never give out banking details,

• Do not divulge names and numbers of occupants at the address,

• Do not tell the caller what times you go to work or any holiday plans,

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• Do not give out personal details such as date of birth or marital status,

• Be suspicious of all sales calls,

• Or if in any doubt concerning the identity of the caller, hang up and dial the telephone number on any paperwork you have from the company.