Scammers leech on to council scheme

Angus Council been alerted to a possible scam relating to its Home Contents Insurance Scheme.

A local resident received a call from someone claiming to be from the council, calling about the Home Contents Insurance Scheme but then wanting to speak about replacement doors and windows.

The council would only contact a tenant about the scheme in relation to an existing policy or in response to an application which had been received.

No unsolicited telephone contact would be made in relation to the scheme and there would be no attempt to sell other goods or services.

If you, or anyone you know, receives a phone call from someone claiming to be from the council, and has any doubt at all, end the call and phone Accessline 08452 777 778, to verify the caller’s legitimacy.

Remember not to call back on any other number, such as one given by the person you speak to on the phone, as this is often part of a scam.