Scam on bankrupts

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Citizens Advice has been contacted by the Insolvency Service regarding bankrupts being targeted by scammers.

Bankrupts are receiving letters or phone calls from Baddebtor.co.uk, apparently as a result of public information from The Gazette, asking them to pay a fee if they want the record of their bankruptcy removed from the scammers portals such as;

  • Bad Debtor Platform,
  • Local Newspapers,
  • Facebook,
  • LinkedIn,
  • Supplier Database,
  • Local banks,
  • Credit Agencies,
  • Social Network Portals.

They use the Insolvency Service’s online adjudicator’s reference, from the Gazette, which appears to make them believable. Adjudicators are going to warn people but if anyone comes across this can they report it to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506 so that consumer complaints are available to Trading Standards.

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