Warning on bogus caller
PEOPLE are being warned to beware of a conman who is going around businesses in the Ormskirk area and tricking them into evacuating their buildings.
Ormskirk and Burscough police neighbourhood team said that the criminal is pretending to be from United Utilities, telling business owners that their premises are at risk.
A spokesman said: “Please be aware that we are receiving reports of a bogus caller claiming to be from United Utilities.
“The caller is asking commercial premises in the Ormskirk area to evacuate their building due to ‘building water pressure beneath it.’
“Please phone United Utilities direct on 0345 672 3723 should you receive such a call, to verify its integrity.
“Please also report anything of concern to us on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.”