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"Brown bin scam" warning

Published, 05/06/2018

Flintshire Trading Standards Department has received information that a resident has received a telephone call from a company advising her that the collection of her brown garden waste bin was being cancelled and requested her bank details in order to give a refund.

The company stated that they could no longer afford to offer this service and were refunding consumers.

If any residents are cold called on the telephone from this company or a similar company claiming to cancel the brown bin service do not provide them with any personal details including bank details, please hang up the telephone, this is a scam, the brown bin service is provided by Flintshire County Council and is not being cancelled.

Please report any incidents to Citizens Advice Service on: 03454 04 05 06.

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