Bogus caller strikes in Barnstaple


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Police advice residents to be alert after ‘rent arrears’ scam in Forches.

POLICE have urged people to be on their guard following reports of a bogus caller in the Forches area of Barnstaple.

A person claiming to be acting for local housing provider North Devon Homes has been knocking doors asking for payment for rent arrears.

North Devon Homes have told police that they have not got anyone working in the area collecting money.

PCSO Anthony Charles said: “We would like to advise tenants to exercise caution when opening the door to unexpected callers wanting money.

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“Always ask for and check the individual’s ID with the name of the company stated.

“Please report any such incidents of this nature to the police immediately, giving as much detail of the individuals as possible.”

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To report any similar incident telephone the police non-emergency number 101.

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