老年人和弱勢群體成為詐騙報警電話的目標後發出警告

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老年人和弱勢群體成為詐騙報警電話的目標後發出警告

在德比郡出現電話詐騙的報告後,老年人和弱勢人群被敦促提高警惕。

騙子要求付款,告訴人們他們現有的報警公司已經破產,他們已經接管了合同。

一些人被告知,除非他們付款,否則警報器將被切斷。

社區警報器提供監控服務,用戶佩戴腕帶或吊墜,在警報被觸發時召喚救援。

議會負責衛生和社區的內閣成員Carol Hart說。"這些電話與德比郡郡議會或任何與我們有關的公司無關。

"郡議會只會通過信件與擁有社區警報器的人溝通,當然不會通過電話要求付款。

"如果你不確定電話的合法性,請不要害怕,直接掛斷電話,在發送任何金錢之前,請完全確定你在和誰打交道。"

當局正在敦促人們按下他們的吊墜按鈕或報警裝置上的綠色按鈕,以檢查他們的報警器是否正常工作。

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Elderly and vulnerable people are being urged to be vigilant after reports of telephone scams in Derbyshire.

Scammers are asking for a payment, telling people their existing alarm company has gone bust and they have taken over the contract.

Some people have been told alarms will be disconnected unless they pay up.

Community alarms provide a monitoring service where the user wears a wristband or pendant to summon help if an alert is triggered.

Carol Hart, the council's cabinet member for health and communities, said: "These calls have nothing to do with Derbyshire County Council or any company associated with us.

"The county council would only ever communicate with people who have a community alarm by letter and certainly would never ask for payment over the telephone.

"Do not be afraid to simply hang up if you are unsure about the legitimacy of a call and please be completely sure who you are dealing with before sending any money."

The authority is urging people to press their pendant button or the green button on the alarm unit to check their alarm is working properly.

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