Torridge District Council warns: Don’t give out personal or financial details to people on the phone claiming to be from the council.

Phone scammers have been calling residents in Torridge purporting to be from the district council.

Torridge District Council confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) a person claiming to be from the council was calling people saying an accident had been reported.

A council spokesman confirmed it was not the council, and it would never contact people and ask for personal or financial details in this way.

The spokesman added: “If you receive a call from telephone number 001246 345345 please be aware that the call is not from Torridge District Council and you should report this call to the local police by dialling 101.”

If you have given your bank details to such a caller you should contact your bank immediately.