Businesses targeted by fake debt collectors

Businesses are being warned about fake bailiffs contacting them to request payments for a phantom debt.

Friday, 5th June 2015, 1:00 pm

Action Fraud said the scam involves the business being cold called from someone purporting they are bailiffs working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt.

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The caller will then request payment by means of bank transfer and if this is refused, will threaten to visit the premises to recover the debt that is owed.

A range of different businesses are being targeted including nurseries, manufacturers, hotels and taxi services.

Report this scam to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040.