Warning to residents over bogus callers targeting vulnerable people

Posted on - 30th August, 2019 - 9:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
The women have been knocking on doors in the Alderfield and Malthouse Way area

South Ribble Police have issued a warning to residents in Penwortham about bogus callers targeting OAPs in the area.


Police have received a number of calls regarding a particular group of women entering the area attempting to take advantage of vulnerable people – particularly in the area of Alderfield and Malthouse Way.

A police spokesperson said: “They are renowned for knocking on doors and making up stories in an attempt to make you part with your money.

“The people who are most likely to fall victim to this crime is the kind, elderly generation.

“Whilst we carry out our investigation as thorough as possible, please call in any further suspicious activity which may assist us with our work.

“Watch out for yourselves, family members and your neighbours, and we will continue to look out for you all.”

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