Police warn of new Debt Collection scam

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Humberside Police have issued a warning to members of the public and the wider Business community after a surge in complaints from individuals receiving menacing ‘Debt Collection’ telephone calls.

The Debt Collection scam involves telephone fraudsters pertaining to be from legitimate and existing companies, contacting people requesting immediate payment.

They claim they are from Debt Recovery Agencies and have been instructed to collect debts owing for advertising space in business directories and other forms of advertising.

The conmen then proceed to bizarrely say the matter will end up in the Birkenhead County Court if full payment is not made immediately.

There has been a surge over the past few years in criminals posing as authorised Debt Collectors.

Anybody contacted by these people or has any information regarding this purported scam is asked to call Action Fraud immediately on 0300 123 2040

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