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Warning on latest phone scam

Press release   •   Oct 09, 2015 09:07 BST

Moray Council’s trading standards team is warning local residents not to be taken in by the latest telephone scam to hit the area.

A number of complaints have been received about telephone calls offering to help claim compensation against the health authorities for medical negligence.

The caller, who claims to be from the non-existent Elgin County Council, asks for money up front.

Trading standards manager Peter Adamson said: “Our advice is that these calls are clearly part of a scam and we suggest that people put the phone down if they are contacted.

“Anyone with concerns about this or any other suspicious telephone call should contact Citizens Advice on 03454 040506.”

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.