Advice from Humberside Police:
We have received two reports of concern from elderly people in the East Riding. They have reported bogus callers which have led to theft from their homes in Hornsea and Goole.
In both cases a man was reported to have cold-called at the address discussing repairs to their drives or gardens. After the caller left, the elderly homeowners have reported that money has been taken from within the home.
Enquiries into the reports are underway and we ask anyone with information about this offence to call us on 101 quoting reference 16/84295/21 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We would like to take the opportunity to remind people about the potential dangers of door to door ‘scammers’ or ‘bogus callers’ and ask for people to speak to their elderly friends or relatives about the dangers.
Age UK also have some very good advice about doorstep sellers at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/scams-fraud/doorstep-scams/
There are many different types of doorstep scams, some of the most common ones include:
If you see or hear anything suspicious or if you think you have been a victim of this type of crime please call us on 101 to talk to us about what’s happened or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.. We want to help you and to help prevent anyone else becoming a victim.