We’ve been made aware of a scam taking place in Fleetwood where a person is unlawfully issuing fixed penalty notices for not wearing a face covering, asking for an immediate cash payment. Any authorised officer from the police, the council or District Enforcement would always carry ID with them, which people should ask to see if they are at all unsure. Also they would never ask for on the spot payments in cash.
We have put a message out on our social media to warn people of this and to advise them to contact the police if they have any further information or if it happens to them.
Although this has been reported in Fleetwood at the moment, residents across the borough need to be aware.