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Residents asked to beware of cold callers

Posted on 7 May 2020

North Ayrshire residents are being urged to be vigilant after two incidents involving a bogus caller.

A woman this week visited the homes of vulnerable clients of North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership.  On both occasions, the woman wore no uniform and had no badge.

She offered to do shopping and, in at least one of the incidents, she claimed to be from the local Community Hub. 

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson confirmed that the woman is not a member of staff and we would not cold call at a vulnerable client’s home.

If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a caller you can get in touch with the Community Planning Team and contact details can be found at http://northayrshire.community/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/200414-Hubs.pdf

Further advice on how to tell if someone is a genuine council employee is available at https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/Documents/Advice-for-residents.pdf

Any concerns regarding bogus callers can also be reported to Police Scotland on 101.