I had a phone call this morning on my landline from a chap who said he was “Trevor from Hampshire Police” and asking to speak to the MD of the business.
He reassured me I was not in any trouble but he was asking for local businesses support for a brochure campaign to raise drug awareness to young people in the area.
He kept mentioning his name was Trevor (but never a surname) and specifically kept asking if I would support them (presumably wanting me to say yes so he could say I agreed to it).
Having come across similar scams before I was on my guard and asked how much it cost. He then listed off 3 options which were something like this:
○ Full page, £995
○ Half page £595
○ Quarter page £395
I then mentioned that this was beyond my currently available marketing budget, he immediately hung up !
This is an old scam that has been going on for years and which seems to re-surface on a fairly regular basis.
Please be careful you don’t get caught out by them.