Both Suffolk Trading Standards & Essex Trading Standards have been alerted to a scam which may have targeted or be targeting Schools in the area.
A company claiming to be The X Factor is asking for schools to register their interest to become involved with their annual charity single. Schools are invited to attend a Christmas Recording taking place on 16th November 2013 at the ExCel Centre London. The company is requesting payment of £10.00 per person. We can confirm after speaking to The X Factor and ITV that this is a scam, they would not approach schools in this manner and they would not ask for payment.
Emails may have come from firstname.lastname@example.org, Communications Manager Jessica Weller.
Suffolk Trading Standards are aware of children at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard who received the letters, and would encourage any other Suffolk schools who have been targeted to…
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