A scammer pretending to work for a weekly newspaper has conned a businessman out of thousands of pounds.
The individual is trying to sell small print advertisements and taking the customer’s credit card details.
The Free Press has warned businesses to be vigilant and has urged them to contact the paper if they have any suspicions about people purporting to be from the paper contacting them.
In a message to readers, editor Andrew Colley said: “We are shocked and disgusted by this. This man has nothing to do with the Bucks Free Press.
“If you have any suspicions about the authenticity of a call from the BFP, please do not hesitate to call us first on 01494 755 000 and we will verify its authenticity.”
The incident is currently being investigated.