Public is warned of virus scam

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council says a bogus caller, claiming to be from the Environmental Health service, is contacting organisations and premises saying they are in breach of Covid regulations and could be fined £2,000.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 2:44 pm

The council has asked anyone who has recently been approached in a similar manner to report it immediately to the PSNI on the non-emergency telephone number 101.

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“Any contact the Council makes with the public in relation to Council services will be through personal contact by authorised staff who will have Council-issued identification,” the council says in a statement.

“If anyone is not fully satisfied that the ID is genuine, or requires reassurance regarding the authenticity of a caller, they should make immediate contact with the Council on 0300 303 1777 to verify the caller’s details.”