POLICE in Trafford are warning residents to be aware of a current telephone scam doing the rounds.

In a Facebook posting in GMP's Trafford Facebook page a spokesman points out they have been made aware of a recent telephone scam involving someone purporting to be from Talk Talk phone provider.

The spokesman said: "The scammers start the conversation asking if you are a Talk Talk customer, if you say no, then they end the call, however, if you are Talk Talk customer they ask you ‘are you satisfied with your internet connection?’.

"Most people would say they are not 100 per cent happy with it, and are promised £200 compensation. The caller asks the resident to download an app called ‘team viewer’ to assist with a quicker internet connection.

"This app then gives the caller access to the residents computer and files. After taking bank details for the £200 refund, the caller then uses the information to apply for an instant loan. The loan is paid into the residents bank account ‘by mistake’ plus the £200 compensation.

The spokesman adds: "After re-contacting the resident, the caller states there has been an accounting error and can the resident pay the loan amount back, but keeps the £200. Please avoid any calls mentioning the team viewer app."