New tricks from scammers

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Telephone scammers continue to target households in Angus with reports coming in of a new tactic being employed. A spokesperson for Angus Council stated: “We’ve had a couple of reports about a scammer posing as a council officer on the ‘phone - the giveaway was the use of a withheld number. When we call you a ‘phone number will always be displayed. If you’re suspicious about any call supposedly from the council, get the caller’s name and call us on 08452 777 778 - we’ll either reconnect you or take the details of the scam. For instant scam alerts follow us on Twitter @ScamFreeAngus.”

Earlier this week a reader also contacted us to say that scammers pretending to be from Microsoft had contacted her three times in as many days.