***TRADING STANDARDS WARNING***
Trading Standards have received reports of consumers and businesses in the Dumfries and Galloway area receiving telephone calls claiming to be from debt collection agencies. The phone calls state that the consumer or business has an upcoming court case, which will cost tens of thousands of pounds to settle.
If you receive this type of phonecall, our advice is to terminate the call and do not give the caller any personal information (such as bank details etc) under any circumstances. Genuine businesses do not operate in this way and will never as you for personal details or payment over the phone.
Please report any suspicious calls to Trading Standards on 08454 04 05 06, or Action Fraud on 0300 123 4040.