Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service would like residents to be aware of a suspicious telephone call being received by Hampshire residents.
The call is from a person with an heavy Asian accent claiming to be calling on behalf of NHS and Hampshire County Council, about a recent accident suffered by the resident.
The telephone number being used is 0115 95 00 00 01 and investigations reveal that this is a genuine number belonging to a Taxi company in Nottingham. It would appear the company’s telephone has been spoofed and is being used without their knowledge or permission.
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 scam to Trading Standards, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.
If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.
Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service
Montgomery House Monarch Way
Winchester Hampshire SO22 5PW
Tel: 01962 833620
Fax: 01962 833698