A call to everyone in Angus to be alert to a phone scam that appears to be on the go just now.
Our Trading Standards and Education teams have been made aware of people receiving calls and texts from a company asking for donations of £200-plus towards the supply of books to Primary Schools.
In some instances, the calls have been threatening.
This is a scam and is part of a rising trend in charitable donation scams across the UK .
Never give your personal details or financial information to cold callers.
Legitimate charities will all have a charity number that can be checked at https://www.oscr.org.uk/ or at https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/
You can find more information about Charity Donation Fraud here https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/charity-donation-fraud
And see our Scam Free Angus webpages for more local information and advice.