Warning over ad space scam
BUSINESSES are being warned not to be pressured into buying advertising space from a company using the police's name.
Cheshire Police said it was investigating after a publishing company rang up businesses in the Congleton area claiming to be calling on behalf of Cheshire Police in order to sell advertising space.
A spokesman said: "They purport that in buying advertising space in a community magazine the customer is supporting their local constabulary. This is not the case.
"The reason these companies use the police name to entice businesses is purely to generate revenue. "The publications the companies produce appear to be in association with the police, ambulance or fire service but actually can include some generic articles."
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