Residents are being warned to be on their guard, following a report of bogus callers operating yesterday (25 November 2013).
Two people claiming to be social workers visited a property in Huyton yesterday morning. When asked, the callers could not show their ID and ran off.
All officials, including social workers and utility workers (gas, water, electric) will carry official identification at all times, therefore residents are reminded to ensure they ask for identification. If in any doubt, call the organisation they are claiming to represent to verify their identity.
In addition, ensure your back door is locked before opening your front door and use your door chain if you have one when answering the door.
Anyone who has been approached in this way or who has concerns about suspicious callers should report it to the police, Trading Standards or Citizens Advice Consumer Services on 08454 04 05 06.