There have been reports that a telephone scammer has been calling people this week claiming to be a member of the Packet's sales team.

Customers have contacted the newspaper to say that the person calling claimed to be from the sales team and was selling advertising for a feature on car garages.

Those in any doubt about the authenticity of such a call should not give any details to the caller and should phone the Packet's sales team on 01326 213318 to verify that the contact is a genuine one.