Bogus callers operating locally again – be vigilant

Many bogus callers can appear very plausible. Warn the elderly and vulnerable to be careful. Image from West Midlands Police.

I’ve just had warning from the excellent WMNow system (you can sign up here – it’s free and very useful) that a door to door caller is operating in Aldridge and seems to up up to no good – touting for cash to move rubbish and suchlike.

I don’t know exactly where this occurred but the man is clearly in a van so be vigilant.

PCSO Roberts, of Aldridge Police said:

White male approx 6′ tall, stocky build, may have baseball cap, driving a white van with dark strip.

This male is asking for money to move rubbish/ cut down trees.

Please tell your relatives and neighbours about this chap, and impress upon them how important it is not to buy from, or accept services at the door, no matter how plausible the people offering them. Genuine companies will always contact you by other means.

Explain that no official body will turn up unannounced demanding money for services like gardening, drain cleaning, tree pruning etc., and that if they are at all unsure of any caller, to close the door and contact the police.

Scumbags preying on the elderly and vulnerable are lower than a snake’s knees.

Please,  if you have any further information relating to this matter, or if you’ve witnessed something suspicious, please contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 (999 in an emergency, obviously) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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