(originally posted by Posted by Alan Winter on March 8, 2012)
Central Bedfordshire Council’s Trading Standards are warning about a scam. A caller claimed to be calling from the "Ministry of Justice". Caller proceeded to inform the consumer that they were entitled to "a refund of £4990, due to overpaid bank charges". In order for this refund to be processed the caller said the consumer had to transfer a "release fee of £120" using a money transfer service provided at a local retailer.
Take note! Ministry of Justice would never cold-call you and ask for your personal or bank account details. Concerned about a scam? Call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.