How To Avoid The Fake Debt Collector Scam

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From SAGA Magazine.

 

Fraudsters are cold calling people demanding payments for debts that don’t exist. Here’s how to protect yourself from this scam.

Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, is aware of a recent increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt.

New phone scams and how to avoid them

The phantom debt fraud scam involves being cold-called by someone pretending to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of a court, business or other body, and say that they’re recovering funds for a debt, however this debt simply doesn’t exist.

 

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