South Molton police warn of phone scam

Joseph Bulmer

Phone scam: South Molton police are warning the community to be wary of a telephone scam where someone calls claiming to be from BT.

The caller advises the person their phone line will be disconnected because of an unpaid bill. A payment of �31 is demanded to rectify the situation, otherwise they say it would cost �118 to re-connect the line at a later date.

Questions surrounding method of payment are then discussed and police say the intention is to obtain full credit card details including the three digit security number on the reverse of the card so further purchases can be made before the customer is aware of it.

The police can be contacted on 08452 777444.