This sounds like a scam that usually happens in the US. This is the first time I’ve heard of it happening in the UK.
A Facebook friend posted this and has given me permission to add it here.
Anyone else received a scam call from 01273 917063? Didn’t hear the first part but a female voice said that a complaint has been filed against me and that my house is under surveillance. I need to ring 01273 917063 without delay or I will be prosecuted.
Quite a scary message! Especially as it is a Brighton number. Do not be fooled! I’ve checked it out and it’s a scam!
Sensibly, she ignored it. if she’d rung back I suspect that she would have been told that the Police were on their way and she had to go to her nearest shop and buy iTunes vouchers, or send money via Moneygram or Western Union to stop herself from being arrested.