Bogus caller warning after residents targeted in North Lanarkshire

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POLICE are asking residents to be extra vigilant after an increase in reports of bogus workers and cold callers.

So far incidents have been reported in the Cumbernauld area, but police say they will also be operating in the Stepps, Moodiesburn and Chryston areas.

Officers have issued advice to residents. Constable Michael Duffy said: “The sad fact is that these crooks tend to prey on the most vulnerable people in our communities, including older adults and the infirm.

“These victims can sometimes be subjected to financial lose over long periods before the police are eventually notified. That is why it is important for us all to act as the extra eyes and ears within our local communities.

“Genuine companies will usually make a prior appointment before attending at your home. They may even send you a letter informing you of a time and date. This will give you time to carry out your own inquiries with the relevant company in preparation for their visit.”

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