Cold callers warning

28/12/2012

Police are urging people to be wary of cold callers.

 

The warning comes following a report of four instances of cold calling in the Prestatyn and Meliden areas over the past weeks.

 

On each occasion men and women have called at addresses stating that they were collecting for cancer research. They then asked for bank details and also to use the toilet.

 

PCSO Michelle Williams explained that vulnerable older people living alone were being targeted by the callers, who claimed to have had permission from the council, eventhough this was not the case.

 

“No bank details have been given on these occasions as all the residents were very aware of cold callers and called the police,” she said: “But we want to reiterate the message ‘If in doubt keep them out’.

 

Trading Standards are aware and will conduct searches in relation to the group.

 

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