Warning about phone scam in Preston

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A warning has been issued about hoax calls claiming to be from Preston Council.

Town Hall bosses said they had been contacted to say residents - including some in South Ribble - had received phone calls claiming to be from Preston Council and the NHS.

The calls are regarding a “recent road accident”, from the number 008009001111.

A statement from the council said: “Please be advised that this individual is not representing Preston City Council and it is not information we have any reason to contact you for.”

People are being advised not to give out any personal details.