Bogus caller targets addresses in Gorleston, Bradwell, Burgh Castle and Browston


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Police are urging residents in the Gorleston area to be vigilant following several suspected bogus caller incidents in recent days.

There have been around ten incidents between November 12 and 14, where people have been going door to door, claiming to be deaf or homeless, and trying to sell pencil drawings to raise funds.

These incidents have occurred in the Magdalen area of Gorleston, Bradwell, Burgh Castle and Browston.

On at least two occasions a suspicious male has been described as being white, around 5'7 - 5'9, and of a slim build. He is described as being aged in his late twenties and wearing blue denim jeans.

This is believed to be scam and police are reminding householders to be vigilant when dealing with cold callers and offer the following advice:

• Close and lock the back door before answering the front door.

• Use a spy hole or window to look at the caller before answering the door.

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• If you do not recognise the caller, speak to them through the closed door.

• If the caller is selling something or offering work on your home, tell them you are not interested and ask them to leave.

• If they do not leave or you need assistance, call the police.

• If the caller is valid, always ask for proof of identity. Phone the company or organisation the caller claims to be from while the caller waits outside.

• Tell someone you trust about the uninvited callers to your home.

• If necessary, report it to police with a description of the people involved and details of their vehicle if possible.

To report suspicious activity call Norfolk Constabulary on 101. In an emergency always dial 999.