Bogus caller takes cash, bank cards and cheque book
A BOGUS caller took cash, bank cards and a cheque book from a house in Bleary Road, Portadown.
Between 11am and 12 noon on Friday, March 8, a man wearing a high visibility jacket called to the back door of a house and asked the female occupant to check her radiators upstairs.
The occupant did and when she came back to the door the male had gone and cash, bank cards and a cheque book had been taken from her bag.
Police are warning residents not to fall prey to this type of scam.
A police spokesman said, “Bogus callers depend on the good nature and goodwill of others. They tend to target the more vulnerable members of our society and in particular, older members of our community. It is always advisable to be cautious of unexpected callers. It is worth remembering that bogus callers will use all sorts of tactics to gain access to a victim’s home.
Neighbours can also play a part in helping protect the more vulnerable in their community. Residents should try to look out for one another and report ALL suspicious activity to the Police immediately. The non emergency police number is 0845 600 8000. In an emergency dial 999.
Police are asking anyone with information in relation to the incident in Bleary Road to contact them in Portadown on 0845 600 8000. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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