Bogus phone scam warning

RESIDENTS of Bridlington have been warned to be on the lookout, after a new telephone scam hit the region.

People around Yorkshire have been receiving phone calls from bogus representatives of BT, informing them that the line would be disconnected due to a supposed unpaid bill.

The ‘representative’ asks for a payment of £31, threatening people with a future bill of £118 if they do not pay the amount up front.

The rep then asks people to hang up the phone to prove he is going to disconnect them, but simply keeps his line open on mute, fooling people into believing the story.

The bogus callers are reportedly using English names, but have African accents, and people are being warned not to give out any personal details.