Scam warning

Businesses are being warned of a new telephone scam.

Hang up if someone claiming to be a local police officer phones, and asks for a donation to a community cause you allegedly supported in the past.

An apparent colleague of the caller then calls within ten minutes of the original call asking for payment.

Never make a donation over the phone to an unsolicited caller without verifying the caller by asking for their full name, job title and telephone number so you can check it out.