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Thieves are Cold Calling at Peoples Homes

Alert message sent 17/03/2019 15:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

Dear Members

Trading Standards are warning residents about a doorstep con where the elderly victim was tricked into handing over her bank card, hundreds of pounds was then taken from her account.
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The Rogue trader knocked on the victim’s door offering cleaning products. The victim agreed to buy items and handed her card to the trader. He then told the victim he needs to go to his van to do the payment and was gone for a good 15 minutes which he returned and handed the card back to the victim. The victim later found out that 100’s of pounds was taken out from her bank account.

Report rogue traders to Trading Standards on 03454 040506 or dial 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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Stay Safe
PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station
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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)
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