Cold caller warning follows incidents in Harby

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Families living in the Vale of Belvoir are urged not to deal with cold callers following two incidents in Harby last week.

Last Sunday, a resident of School Lane was contacted by a someone claiming to work for a firm responsible for servicing a recliner chair. The caller said the shop which sold the chair passes on customers’ details, and quoted £100.

The customer later called the number given to enquire further but found it was not connected and so called the shop where she bought the chair. She was told no details are passed to third parties.

When two men called at her house the following day she refused to answer the door and they left when a family member arrived.

Also last Monday, at around 2.15pm, a resident of Boyers Orchard was visited by a cold caller claiming to be from Alltar Services Ltd. He told the householder that he had been working at nearby Langar Hall and Parkers Farm and had asphalt left over, offering to fix up the resident’s driveway at a cheap price. The resident declined the offer.

Anyone with concerns about cold callers should call police on the non-emergency 101 number.