Warning after potential scam calls


The Standard has been made aware of a potential scam using the paper’s name to obtain credit card details and would like to warn people to be careful.

The incident reported to the Standard, describes someone called ‘Nick’ calling the victim claiming to sell a £20 ‘post-card sized’ advert which has recently been cancelled.

If anyone has been contacted with a similar call and is worried it may be a scam, please put the phone down.

You can call for our services on one of the following numbers:

l For business adverts - call Mark Dalton on 01205 311433 or 07919 927030.

l For private sales - call 0207 023 7932 or email classads@jpress.co.uk

l For trade advertising call 0207 084 5206 or email tradeastmids@jpress.co.uk

l For recruitment - call 0207 855 7578 or jobs.midlands@jpress.co.uk

l For public notices - call 0207 023 7931 or email public notices@jpress.co.uk

If you already have an account with the paper, you should not need to provide your card details except under exceptional circumstances.

We will also not withhold our number when we call you.

Anyone who believes they are a victim of a scam should immediately call their bank along with Action Fraud’s reporting line 0300 123 2040.