Warn­ing on bo­gus caller

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Front Page -

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.”

Diane Grad­well of Cit­i­zens Ad­vice

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