Council issues warning as hoax caller targets residents

Residents are being urged to be on their guard after several people were targeted by a hoax caller claiming to be from Daventry District Council(DDC).

Several people have reported receiving a phone call today (Tuesday) from a man calling himself Mike from DDC and claiming to be investigating recent accidents on behalf of the NHS.

The man is described as speaking with a foreign accent and calls on a withheld number.

Daventry District Council are urging anyone who receives such a call to under no circumstances give out personal or financial information.

The Council has made Trading Standards aware of the reports and anyone who has been targeted is advised to contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Advice Line on 0345 4040506 or Action Fraud on 0300 1232040.

For more advice and information visit the Trading Standards or Action Fraud websites.