GMP Doorstep/Bogus Callers
3rd February 2011 at 8:48AM
Info I have received via GMP - helpful for you all to be aware of some bogus callers operating in the area, especially if you are/know elderly people living in Hazel Grove.
1)Alarm company ringing householders saying that crime levels are high in the area (which is increasing fear of crime and not actually true). They infer that they are working with police/council to improve security by offering “free” security equipment such as a burglar alarm (or charge nominal £1). They try to book an appointment and then do the hard sell trying to get the householder to sign up to very costly and long monitoring costs.
Quoting prices ranging from £4,000 - £6.000.
2)During a period of time the offender has attended the victims home address and made the householder give offender either cheques or cash, stating that the she needs various things, i.e. funeral plans, medical operations. This is not the case and the offender has made off with said cash, which is a substantial amount.
White Irish female named Selina, 60-70 yrs old, 5'4" - 5'6" tall, large build, grey short hair, described as wearing sandals and always wears 2 jackets
If anyone would like the particular reports emailing to them, I have documents from GMP which I am free to circulate. Just let me know!