Please be aware we have been contacted by the police today regarding a bogus caller incident in Clay Cross involving a Rykneld Homes customer.
A workman claiming to be from Rykneld Homes called at the home of a vulnerable customer and said he had come to sort out a repair. The workmen asked for a cash payment and the customer handed over hundreds of pounds he had withdrawn from a cash machine.
The customer then alerted the police after he suspected something was wrong.
This is the second incident that has occurred recently in The Crescent at Clay Cross and we need to be aware that bogus callers may be operating in other parts of the district.
We are asking customers to check with us if they are unsure about anyone calling at their home claiming to be from Rykneld Homes. We wish to point out that our staff never ask for cash payments, always pre-arrange repair visits and carry ID badges which you can ask to see. If you are unsure call us on 01246 217670.