Police Warning:

Police issue warning about bogus callers

Police are urging residents to be vigilant following a number of suspected bogus caller incidents in recent weeks.

Officers have received reports of incidents in the Norwich, Blakeney, Great Yarmouth, Horning, Poringland and Costessey areas. In each case a man has knocked at the door claiming to be there to either read a gas or electricity meter, or to check the boiler.

Police are reminding householders to be vigilant when dealing with cold callers and offer the following advice:

·          Close and lock the back door before answering the front door.

·          Use a spy hole or window to look at the caller before answering the door.

·          If you do not recognise the caller, speak to them through the closed door.

·          If the caller is selling something or offering work on your home, tell them you are not interested and ask them to leave.

·          If they do not leave or you need assistance then call the police.

·          If the caller is valid still always ask for proof of identity. Phone the company or organisation the caller claims to be from while the caller waits outside.

·          Tell someone you trust about the uninvited callers to your home.

·          If necessary, report it to police with a description of the people involved and details of their vehicle if possible.

To report suspicious activity call Norfolk Constabulary on 101. In an emergency always dial 999