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4th March 2013

Warning over scam aimed at private care sector businesses

A warning has been issued by CFW's legal adviser about an advertising sponsorship scam being targeted at businesses in the private care sector - particularly those in North Wales.

A group known to be based in north west England is calling businesses to seek 'sponsors' for a supposed local police community liaison team's child protection training.

In a similar scam several years ago one unsuspecting CFW member paid a lot of money on repeat 'advertising' for charity booklets that weren't properly distributed. 

The scam is being operated by a group of people based in the North West of England, well known to the authorities.

Here is some brief info:

If you receive a suspicious phone call along the above lines the advice is:

  1. Don't hand over any money
  2. Check if the call is genuine by asking for a landline number to call back on
  3. Hang up

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