Scam Alert

In News by Bembridge PC

Trading Standards are warning Island residents to be vigilant when dealing with phone calls. We have received reports that scammers are using an 01983 number which may lead residents to believe that the caller is local and therefore genuine. This particular call stated that there was a problem with the residents computer and they tried to encourage her to access her computer and press certain buttons. Please remember NOBODY will call you to tell you there is a problem with your computer – this is a SCAM


Other concerned residents have reported scam texts from the bank – the bank will NEVER contact you in this way


We have also had reports of energy companies knocking doors to persuade you to change your supplier. Trading Standards advice is NEVER trade on the doorstep for anything


Be wary of unsolicited calls around insulation and solar panels. Do not accept visits from anyone claiming to be able to improve your property in this way. If you are concerned about your home insulation contact the Footprint Trust on 01983 822282