Police warn householders to be on their guard for bogus callers

Keep bogus callers out by following a few basic rules say Police Scotland

Keep bogus callers out by following a few basic rules say Police Scotland

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The southside appears to have been the target for a group of bogus callers according to Police Scotland.

Around 2.30pm yesterday (June 20) a house in Peat Road, Pollok was targeted by three males who claimed to the occupant that they were checking water pipes, whilst the householder was distracted in the kitchen a four-figure sum of money was stolen from elsewhere within the property.

Then later the same day around 4.15pm a second house in Alness Crescent Mosspark was targeted, it is believed by the same three males using an identical story, and once more a four-figure sum of money was stolen.

In both incidents the males were described as having English accents.

Inspector Alan Dickson of Police Scotland said: “I am asking people to think before opening the door, if you have a chain use it and question anybody who attends at your home unexpectedly. Ask to see identification and if you are in any doubt contact either the police or the local trading standards.

Police Scotland have a number of helpful tips to guard against falling victim to this type of callous con, which can be viewed at: http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/doorstep-crime-and-bogus-callers