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Bogus Callers

Alert message sent 07/01/2020 15:56:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police


Good Afternoon,

We have had reports of person(s) attending addresses in Warminster and Westbury purporting to be working for the Waterboard. The caller has called on elderly residents and talked their way into addresses where items have been stolen. The caller has been very plausible, but no identification has been shown.
This is remind households if you are not expecting a visit, please refuse entry to your home, ask the caller to provide identity, shut and lock your door leaving the caller outside. Then call the number for the company from the ones found on the internet, or your Telephone Directory to confirm the caller has been authorised to call on you; do not use the number provided by the person at your door.

During this period local residents were called by persons claiming to be from Police or Police Squad  who had some basic details about the resident. Please do not divulge you personal PIN, security question answers or other personal details over the phone. These residents had money taken from their accounts.
If you recieve any of these calls hang up, WAIT 15 to 20 minutes and call your own bank, again using the telephone numbers listed for your bank on the internet, telephone book, your bank card, or other documents you already have at home.
Do not immediately call your bank from you phone, as the caller may not have hung up and you will still be talking to someone trying to steal your money.

PC2342 Helen Daveridge
Neighbourhood PC Warminster and Westbury

 
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Helen Daveridge (Police, Neighbourhood PC, CPT Trowbridge)

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