Council bosses in Preston have issued a warning after a possible scam was reported to them.
Leaders say residents have been contacted by callers pretending to represent the council.
A council spokesman said: “It has been reported to us that people in the Preston area are receiving calls (either from a withheld number or 002083000045), claiming to represent Preston Council asking if they’ve been in an accident.
“We can confirm that this is not connected to us in any way, and would recommend that you avoid giving them any personal information.
“There’s information on how to deal with and report nuisance calls on the Information Commissioner’s website.”