Postal alert

POLICE have issued an alert over a scam involing confidence trickster pretending he was phoning from the Post Office, stating there a parcel is waiting to be collected and requesting bank details.

A police spokesman warned: “There was no loss in this instance, but people should never pass bank or card details over the phone unless they are entirely certain who they are speaking with. Royal Mail, Parcelforce and other delivery companies leave cards and will not phone.”