A Stoke Ferry resident is warning vulnerable people to be aware of a potential scam.

Maggie Skinner, 63, received a telephone call last week from someone claiming to be from Norfolk County Council’s social services department regarding winter fuel payments.

The caller asked for bank details and claimed the couple were owed another £25 in winter payment.

Mrs Skinner said: “I told them I didn’t give details out over the phone and they immediately put the phone down.”

Mrs Skinner said  she was concerned pensioners or anyone who was vulnerable could be tricked into giving out personal details.

A spokesman for Norfolk County Council confirmed it had not contacted anyone this winter about fuel payments.

“This has all the hallmarks of a scam with the objective being to obtain personal information, including someone’s bank account details.

“We always urge people to report a scam.

“Anyone who wishes to report a scam or obtain further advice can contact the Consumer Direct Helpline on 08454 04 05 06 or www.consumerdirect.gov.uk,” the spokesman added.