Police warning about business advertising scam
BUSINESSES are being warned about a scam which sees phone callers claming to be selling advertising space in a crime prevention leaflet.
Dyfed-Powys Police say the scammers ring traders and claim to be calling from their local police station before trying to get them to pay for adverts in a bogus publication.
Officers say a firm in Narberth was the latest business to receive one of the calls, with the caller claiming to be working for a media company working with the police and offering advertising space for £250.
Dyfed-Powys Police chief inspector Chris Curtis urged people to be vigilant — and not to hand over details to callers.
He said: “We always warn the public that they should never deal with unidentifiable people or traders, in person, over the phone and online.
“We are urging members of the community to be vigilant following this scam.
“Please stop and think carefully before engaging with people you don’t know and handing over money and remember — I it looks too good to be true then it probably is.”
He added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people not to disclose any personal bank details to anyone and remember to shred any documents containing confidential information.”