Heard a terrible story today off one my friends, his mother 83 had a harrowing experience, she had just come back from collecting her pension when a man knocked the door, well dressed he said he was from the water board and come to check the water pressure. She allowed him in and he turned the downstairs taps on and asked the old lady to do the same in the upstairs bathroom, you can probably guess the rest, while she was upstairs he went through her bag and took all valuables including her pension money and legged it.
She is still very shaken, Police came and to be fair did all they could, I surpose the moral is that he tried the same scam next door but was asked for ID and said he had to go to his van to get it and never came back, certainly made me more aware
My dad is good at falling for these kind of things - he's 77. I think I've just about persuaded him not to let anyone he doesn't know into the house and to ring me before parting with any money. You can't be too careful.
Geee... they have to pick on the older folk as well, thanks for sharing that with us Bogletwin.
Even yesterday, first day of the new store opening whilst all the press etc were there, photos etc. (at where Jeff has a new part time job), someone stole another employee's wallet from under him. The nerve!
But I just hate cold calling door people, Jeff had chances to do that kind of thing, door to door, but didn't want those kind of jobs.
Tend to look our for these now, an old lady who lives locally had a call from a man pretending to be from the bank and said her card was invalid and would need replaced and she could not use it until the new one was issued, he then went to the ladies house colected the card and somehow withdrew £300, lucky her daughter gfound out and cancelled the card within an hour of the door call but not quick enough to stop the £300 being taken.