Police are urging householders to be cautious when dealing with unexpected callers.
Police would always advise that householders be careful when dealing with unsolicited callers of any description particularly those asking for money.
Fraudsters often make their approach by using a series of unsolicited telephone calls. The trickster thieves will claim to be from a company, organisation, government department or service provider and will offer goods or services which the would-be thieves then encourage the homeowner to purchase.
Householders are reminded not to permit anyone inside the home without being 100% sure of who they are. Always check the ID of any unknown caller.
Householders can check the identity of callers claiming to represent recognised organisations and businesses by contacting Quick Check on 0800 013 22 90. The service is free and operates 24 hours a day.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have been the victim of a bogus caller. Often these unscrupulous individuals will have targeted more than one area. Local officers can be contacted on 0845 600 8000.