Police warning on advertising scam

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POLICE are warning businesses to be on their guard after a report in North East Lincolnshire by a company claiming to be selling advertising space for Humberside Police.

The local business received telephone the call from someone claiming to be selling advertising space in a magazine on behalf of Humberside Police. The caller quoted £225, however business declined and decided to report the incident to the police as they were concerned about the authenticity of the call.

Humberside Police would like to emphasize that they do not make calls of this nature and certainly would never contact individuals or businesses asking for payment.

Anyone who receives call of this nature should disregard it and never make payment.

If businesses feel they have been contacted by calls of this nature or have paid for advertising as part of a scam they should call the national fraud reporting centre - Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.