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Latest Scams, Consumer Alerts & News from
Norfolk County Council Trading Standards
This week we’re highlighting the following Scams, Consumer Alerts & News: Scam Alert – Telephone cold calls claiming to be from ‘BT’Scam Alert – Scams referencing Coronavirus
Cold Calling Alert – Doorstep Cold Caller selling ‘aerial photos’
Scam Alert – Telephone cold calls claiming to be from ‘British Gas’
Food Alert: Mizkan Euro Ltd is recalling a range of Branston Pickle products as they may contain pieces of plastic
Online, email and phishing scams
Be on the lookout for the following scams which are circulating: Facebook users are warned that ‘Aldi £100 Gift Card giveaway’ survey scam postings are circulating widely again
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Reporting scamsReporting scams you receive helps us continue to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people.
You can report scams and get further advice from our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline:0808 223 1133 (freephone)
Citizens Advice consumer service website
If you’ve been the victim of an online scam you can get advice and support from Citizens Advice Scams Action:
0808 250 5050 (freephone)
Citizens Advice Scams Action website
You can also report Frauds, Cyber Crime and Phishing attempts to Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime reporting centre:0300 123 2040
Action Fraud website
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Latest Scams, Consumer Alerts and News from
Norfolk County Council Trading Standards

This week we’re highlighting the following Scams, Consumer Alerts and News:Scam Alert – Telephone cold calls claiming to be from HMRC
Rogue Trader Alert – Door to door fish sellers
Rogue Trader Alert – Doorstep Cold Callers claiming they could ‘see issues’ with a properties’ chimney
Cold Calling Alert – Telephone cold calls regarding ‘loft insulation’
Rogue Trader Alert – Doorstep Cold Caller offering to ‘Cut Trees’
Next recalls their ‘Mayhem True Wireless Ear Buds’ due to a risk of overheating during charging
Mars Wrigley UK recalls two batches of Revels 101g pouches as they may contain small pieces of metal
Online, email and phishing scams
Be on the lookout for the following scams which are circulating:
Phishing emails claiming to be from BT stating ‘Your monthly payment was declined’

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk


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Letter from Houghton Hall regarding Music Festival August 2019: