BOGUS CALLERS -
LOCHABER 16 February 04
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
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.