Scam warning issued after cold callers claim to represent CAB

Newtownabbey Citizens Advice Bureau is warning local householders to be wary of cold callers claiming to represent the CAB.

District Manager Pat Hutchinson said that the local Citizens Advice office in Rathcoole has received several reports of individuals, who are claiming to be from the CAB, calling and texting people offering help with debt problems.

“We would like to stress that no genuine CAB adviser, or anyone connected with CAB, would ever phone or text someone out of the blue offering a service. If you are cold called or get a text from someone offering loans, help with debt problems, or personal injury claims, it is almost certainly a scam,” she said.

“Make sure you don’t give or confirm any personal information, and report the call immediately to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online through the Action Fraud website.”

Newtownabbey Citizens Advice can be contacted on 028 9085 2271, 9am - 4pm daily.