Scottish Water bogus caller warning
Scottish Water has warned residents to be on guard against bogus callers claiming to be from the company, following a number of reported incidents.
According to the organisation, residents in Loons Road were targeted by fake workmen.
Partner company Caledonian Water Alliance is currently working in the area as part of a £5 million mains upgrade.
However, the residents’ descriptions of the callers and their vehicle does not match anyone from Scottish Water or Caledonian.
The bogus workmen were unable to provide identification and the van they were driving did not have a company logo.
Residents are advised to always check doorstep callers’ identification badges and if unsure, to call Scottish Water to confirm the callers are who they say they are.
A spokesman for Scottish Water said: “If you’re in any doubt at all about anyone at your door and the reason they’re there, don’t even open your door.
“Don’t allow the caller access until you’re content that they’re genuine – anyone who’s genuine won’t be offended if you ask them for ID.
“All Scottish Water employees – and anyone working for us – are highly visible and always carry photo ID when out and about.
“Follow our essential advice – if we knock on your door, check our photo ID and follow our three Cs rule: card, check, call.”