Sidmouth phone scam warning

PUBLISHED: 14:47 05 February 2009 | UPDATED: 12:28 17 June 2010

SIDMOUTH police are warning residents to lookout for potential scam phone calls. Two concerned members of the public have each received a number of recorded phone calls this week, usually in the evenings, with a female voice stating: If you want this m

SIDMOUTH police are warning residents to lookout for potential 'scam' phone calls.

Two concerned members of the public have each received a number of recorded phone calls this week, usually in the evenings, with a female voice stating: 'If you want this message to stop please call..."

The recorded message then gives the number of a mobile phone. The actual phone calls have been traced to a 088 number.

A police spokesman said: "We are warning people not to ring the number as it could be a scam and you could be charged premium telephone rates.


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