NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 5th, 2018.
Flintshire Trading Standards Department has issued a warning after a scammer tried to glean bank details from a local resident.
The householder received a telephone call from a company falsely telling her that collection of the brown garden waste bin was being cancelled and requested her bank details in order to give a refund.
The company stated that they could no longer afford to offer this service and were refunding consumers.
A spokesperson for Flintshire Trading Standards said:
“If any residents are cold called on the telephone from this company or a similar company claiming to cancel the brown bin service do not provide them with any personal details including bank details, please hang up the telephone, this is a scam, the brown bin service is provided by Flintshire County Council and is not being cancelled.”
Trading Standards are advising anyone to report incidents to Citizens Advice Service on: 03454 04 05 06.