Telephone scam

RESIDENTS in Barnard Castle are being warned to be on their guard after reports of a telephone scam.

The resident was called by a person claiming to be a High Court Enforcement Officer and told the home owner he owed money and would attend the property to collect.

Following an investigation it was confirmed that this male was not a legitimate enforcement officer but using the name of a legitimate company.

A police spokesman said: "If you receive a call of this nature please be aware this may be a scam."

If you have any concerns call 101 or contact Action Fraud on 0300-1232040.

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