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6 May 2021

Residents targeted by Trading Standards scam

Residents in Kent are being targeted by a scam pretending to be from Chartered Trading Standards Institute, claiming you are a victim of a scam.

What happens:

  • You receive a letter from Chartered Trading Standards Institute.
  • The letter will notify you that following an investigation, you are a victim of a scam by Verge Capital, who offer loans and bonds.
  • You are told to call 0203 633 2307 to make a refund claim. However you must transfer £5,000 to cover legal costs.
What to do:
  • This is a SCAM
  • Do not provide any personal or banking information.
  • Report scams to Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133.
Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.
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Find out about how scammers may be trying to target you and your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. We can all be vulnerable to these criminals and the best way to protect yourself is to make sure you are aware. KCC Public protection have created a page that lists scams that are using the Pandemic to target you.
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For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact
Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133
Consumer Advice scams action line  on 0808 250 5050
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