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People asked to be aware as bogus caller targets Wigan beauty salon

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is asking people to be vigilant following an incident in Wigan.

Earlier today (Thursday, November 10, 2016) a beauty salon in Wigan Town Centre received phone calls from someone claiming to work for GMFRS. 

The caller was attempting to sell advertising space in relation to the new community fire and ambulance station, which is being built in Robin Park Road.

Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor David Acton, said “Sadly GMFRS has been made aware of an incident where a business local to our station in Wigan has been targeted by people who do not work for GMFRS.

“GMFRS doesn’t cold-call or try to sell items to people and if anyone becomes aware of any more incidents we ask that they are reported to Greater Manchester Police and Trading Standards. 

“Also, we want to remind people that GMFRS staff members wear identification badges, with pictures, and carry warrant cards and people can ask to look at these.”

Incidents can be reported to Greater Manchester Police by calling 101 or to Trading Standard’s citizens’ advice consumer helpline 03454 040506.

Last update: 10/11/2016 15:15:34
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