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Police hunting men after Leeds pensioner approached by bogus cold callers

Police want to speak to these men in connection to a bogus cold calling incident.

Police want to speak to these men in connection to a bogus cold calling incident.

Police have released images of two bogus cold callers who asked to enter an elderly man’s home.

West Yorkshire Police want to trace the two men who called at the pensioner’s home in Fawcett Bank, Wortley, on November 12 at around 2pm.

The men told the resident that they were from “Leeds Forum Group” and were working with the police investigating the sale of “dodgy DVDs”.

They asked to come into the man’s home to check his DVDs but the pensioner refused them entry.

Anyone who recognises the men or has information that could assist the police should call Pudsey Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police are advising residents to be wary of cold callers.

A ‘no cold calling’ sign is available to download from.westyorkshire.police.uk/news/say-no-cold-callers so residents can avoid doorstep traders and potential scammers.

For consumer advice on cold callers visit www.adviceguide.org.uk or call 0845 4040506.

 
 
 

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