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On Tuesday, 10th February, 2004, a male and a female called at the home of a 72 year old woman in the Fort William area and demanded a sum of money which they claimed was for non payment of goods from a catalogue company. This matter was not reported to the Police until 13th February, 2004. Police enquiry showed that a call was also received by a 29 year old woman at her home where a man again demanded money for the same reason. Neither of the complainers owes any money or are customers of the company which the man had stated that he worked for.

The bogus callers are described as:-

Male, about 5'8 tall, aged late teens to mid 20's, wearing a blue baseball cap with letters 'NY' on the front, blue fleece jacket, blue demin trousers and brown boots. He had a Scottish accent.

Female, age unknown, also wearing a baseball cap similar style and colour to the one worn by the male, grey jacket, pale blue jeans with a pattern on the knees which looked like coloured paint.On one occasion a white car was driven by the male. This car was similar to a Ford Escort saloon with a spoiler at the rear and was described as being in good condition.

On both occasions the male requested entry but was refused and no identification was shown when asked for. Advice from Police is to not let anyone into your home who you are unsure of and always check identification carefully. If suspicious, contact your local police station or Crimestoppers on 0800555111.