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Alert over Wymondham fire service scam

PUBLISHED: 11:28 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 14 July 2010

Norfolk Fire Service has issued an alert over a possible scam in the Wymondham area.

A spokesman said that residents have been in touch to say they have received calls from someone offering a Home Fire Risk Check on behalf of London Fire Brigade.

Norfolk Fire Service has issued an alert over a possible scam in the Wymondham area.

A spokesman said that residents have been in touch to say they have received calls from someone offering a Home Fire Risk Check on behalf of London Fire Brigade.

The residents have been given a Freephone 0800 number to call.

“Unsurprisingly London Fire Brigade no nothing about this and nor does Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service,” the spokesman said.

“Please be aware that neither Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service nor London Fire Brigade cold call and please do not let anyone into your home unless you are 100pc sure of their authenticity.”

If you are interested in a Home Fire Risk Check, carried out by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, then visit www.norfolkfireservice.gov.uk or call Freephone 0800 9178137.

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