Police warning after bogus caller targets Hatfield household

PUBLISHED: 10:18 14 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:18 14 March 2017

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Police are reminding residents to be careful after a bogus caller talked his way into an elderly person’s home in Hatfield.

The incident occurred on Saturday morning when a man went to a house in Longmead claiming he was there to measure up for work which was being completed.

A police spokeswoman said: “Believing he was legitimate, the resident allowed the man into the property, however did not leave him alone and when later challenged, the man left the property.

“No money was taken and no offence recorded, however the Safer Neighbourhood Team has been made aware.”

Crime prevention advice:

Police are reminding people to not open the door to unexpected callers.

Not sure? Don’t open the door! - If you are not expecting anyone and you don’t recognise them, don’t let them into your home. Try to communicate with the caller without opening the door and ask them to return at a time when you have someone you trust with you.

If you are expecting a caller - If a person you are expecting comes at the time you have arranged, ask to see their identification before you let them in.

Never keep large amounts of cash at home. Put your money in an account where it is safe.

Call 999 if you suspect a crime is in progress.


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