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'Hang up on scammers,' say council after conmen pose as waste collectors

PUBLISHED: 09:13 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:04 16 July 2019

North Norfolk District Council are warning residents in Norfolk about a surge in spam phone calls. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

North Norfolk District Council are warning residents in Norfolk about a surge in spam phone calls. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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People in north Norfolk are being warned about a surge in scam phone calls.

The district council said residents may have received fraudulent calls from conmen posing as their waste collectors, Kier.

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A statement from the council said: "If you receive such a call asking for large sums of money please do not give out any personal information, hang up the phone because this a scam."

The warning was also shared by North Norfolk Police.

People can report suspicious emails and calls to Action Fraud using their online form or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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