Residents should watch out for a scam letter from an organisation called ‘The British Awards Council’, encouraging them to call a premium rate phone number in return for a prize.
These letters should be ignored. Scams like these tempt people into calling the premium rate phone number with the promise of a prize such as a car, holiday, digital television or a large amount of cash. Callers often end up with a high phone bill but no prize.
If you give your personal details to these scammers, they may go on to target you with other scams.
Don’t fall victim to scams
So far people in Scarborough have been targeted. As fraudsters move and change the geographical areas they operate in, all UK residents should also be vigilant about this type of scam.
Read more about the British Awards Council scam on Scarborough Borough Council’s website.
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