Possible scam telephone call warning from Harborough District Council
4th November 2013
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Please be aware that a company calling themselves Lutterworth Consumer Company have been calling mobile numbers wanting to ask a series of questions that could be answered as yes or no.

These calls then offered a chance of cheaper broadband.

There is a concern that these may be scam calls.

How to avoid becoming a victim of a telephone scam:

  • stop, think and be sceptical. If something sounds too good to be true it probably is
  • genuine businesses or organisations will never telephone you and ask you for personal or financial information
  • think about how much money you could lose responding to a potential scam - it's a gamble not worth taking.
  • if you receive a call which you suspect is bogus, speak to family or friends or the Citizens Advice consumer service and seek advice
  • ask your telecoms provider to set up call screening on your telephone so that you know who is calling your number before you decide to answer it. If the number is withheld it will be displayed as 'number withheld'
  • you can arrange with your telecoms provider to reject anonymous calls to your telephone
  • register with the Telephone Preference Service. This is a free service where you can register your preference not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing calls, although it may not stop overseas calls. You can register on 0845 070 0707 or online
  • be cautious and if in doubt, hang up


Message sent on behalf of HDC Community Safety team.

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