Scot­tish Wa­ter bo­gus caller warn­ing

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

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.”

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