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Police warning about scam calls

Householders are being warned about a scam caller claiming to be a police officer.

Cumbria Police often warn the local communities about telephone, computer and cold calling scams that they become aware of in their area.

And this scam is the latest to cause concern.

The caller claims that they are following up enquiries following an accident.

It is believed that they are doing this in order to claim for compensation.

The number they are calling from is 01618182004.

Police advise people to ignore or hang up calls from this number.

They also advise to be wary that they may ring back immediately following been hung up on and police ask that this be simply ignored.