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Council warns against fixed penalty notice scam

Householders have been targeted by fraudsters demanding bank details to pay fixed penalty notices for leaving rubbish by their bins. Residents of Blackburn & Darwen received phone calls from people claiming to be from the council asking for payment of a £70 fine.The council said one local resident was repeatedly asked for details as the fraudsters tried to pressurise him into giving the information. Head of environmental health and trading standards ...