PEOPLE in Sedgemoor are being warned to be alert after several people phoned Sedgemoor District Council to report scams.
The most recent is a survey scam being promoted and conducted via social media platforms.
The survey asks residents to provide details of how they have coped with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A council spokesperson said: “It is alleged the survey was authorised and sanctioned by the local council; this is not the case.
“The scammers tell you that you would be paid £25 for taking part in the survey, which involves giving your personal and financial details.
“If you know someone who may be vulnerable to this type of offence, please speak to them and share crime prevention tips and remind them of the threat from telephone fraudsters.”
More information on protecting yourself from fraud is available on the police website and from Action Fraud.
If you have given over personal details the council advises you to call the police immediately on 101 and report the matter as an identity theft scam.
The police will also direct you to the Action Fraud helpline on 0300 123 2040.