Direct Debit fraud warning

Home » Latest News » Direct Debit fraud warning
directdebit_scam

We've had a message reporting a recent fraud which was a local resident fell victim to:

"Just yesterday my elderly neighbour was tricked...

A call purporting to be from Cheshire East saying she had for 20 odd years been overpaying council tax, she was in another band. They said they would send paperwork in the post but that they would reimburse all this overpaid council tax.

They already had her name but just needed to know who she banked with and her sort code.

The same day these scammers set up a direct debit in her name — the direct debit was for Shore Claims Ltd."

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

scam-alert
Sun 18 Feb 6:08am  |  hits: 1,806

I have received a phone call from 0019169332426 claiming to be from BT Technical Dept, based at 81 Newgate London. He told me that they were receiving 'Error & Warning' notifications whenever I use the Internet, and he wanted me to enter a code on my computer, he said he would prove it was a legitimate call by telling me my computer licence.When I asked him when did London start...

starlings_feb2018 (3)
Mon 12 Feb 6:04am  |  hits: 1,180

These photos were sent in by Shaughna Warburton (click the images to enlarge)."Thought you might like these photos of a simply HUGE murmuration of starlings, roosting just outside the village. Truly a magnificent wildlife...

Earthquake
Sat 17 Feb 3:07pm  |  hits: 976

At approximately 2.30pm this afternoon when today's AudlemOnline editor was in the hot seat in the Editorial Office, the building appeared to shake for 10-15 seconds, as if an earthquake was being experienced. Perhaps it was just an HGV vehicle hitting one of the many potholes?Did anyone else experience this in the local area?Gillian Gillmoor writes:'Yes it did! Only for a couple...