A WOMAN is warning others to be cautious after she received a phone call she believes was a scam.

The woman, in her 70s, said she quickly realised there was something not quite right with the call, but is worried other might fall into a trap.

A man with a northern accent called her home in Tow Law at about 5.35pm on Tuesday (June 10) saying he was from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) and she had debt.

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The woman told the man she did not have debt and informed him the call was being recorded, at which point he hung up.

The concerned resident said: “I have spoken to the CAB and they said they would never make a call like that.

“I worry it might have been a scam wanting to get financial information out of me.

“The fact he hung up when I said it was being recorded proves to me that he was up to no good.

“I realised it was not right but I am worried he may call someone else who may be vulnerable and may not realise what he is up to.”

The suspicious call has now been reported to Durham County Council’s trading standards.

For more information on scams and how to protect against them, visit durham.gov.uk