Trading Standards Warning - 01851 Area Codes

Trading Standards are warning residents that telephone scammers are now using 01851 area codes as an attempt to make their calls appear local.

The automated calls state that your internet is about to be disconnected due to non-payment of your account, and you are instructed to press 1 to reinstate the service or press 2 to cancel the service.

A spokesperson, said: “Our advice is to put the phone down and ignore the call.”