Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service would like to raise awareness of a suspicious telephone call being received by Hampshire residents, particularly in the New Forest area.
The call is from a person with a foreign accent claiming to be calling on behalf of Ringwood Town Council, and wishing to talk about a recent accident. The telephone number being used is 02081449532.
Ringwood Town Council have confirmed that they do not employ or contract any other business or organisation to work on their behalf.
The call is to be regarded as a scam or phishing attempt. Any person receiving an unsolicited telephone call of this type, or variation of it, are advised not to engage with the caller, not to give any personal information and not to call the number back.
For further consumer advice or to report a matter to Trading Standards, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.
Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service
Montgomery House Monarch Way
Winchester Hampshire SO22 5PW
Tel: 01962 833620
Fax: 01962 833698