Local Alert: A member of the Neighbourhood Watch and a Retford business owner reported the following incident.
“I had a very upsetting call at work last week from a bogus bailiff – claiming to be Kevin from a company called DCBL – as seen on TV’s ‘Can’t pay we take it away’.
It was very threatening and upsetting – even though I knew deep down it was a scam it was still very disturbing and if I’d been a little less aware I may have fallen for it.
He said he was coming to seize goods as I owed money, he said he had lots of evidence and he and his team were coming to collect. I asked him to identify himself – his ID number and who he worked for.
I then called DCBL – who in turn told me there was a fake bailiff making cold calls, I then reported it on 101 and got a crime number. I was advised that the guy who had called me had made the call on a burner phone – an untraceable pay as you go type of phone.”
Pretty harrowing stuff.
Full marks to our Member for taking such decisive action and thanks for sharing with us.