Police in Limavady are appealing to residents to be on the look out for bogus callers.
In a statement issued yesterday, the PSNI urged people living in the area to “exercise caution” when dealing with unexpected callers to their doors.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “It is worth remembering that bogus callers will use all sorts of tactics to gain access to a victim’s home. Genuine callers will not mind being challenged about the authenticity of their identity.”
The PSNI has issued the following advice on how to deal with unexpected visitors: Before answering your door, ensure your back door is locked; Think before you open the door; Ask callers for proof of identity; Beware of callers who attempt to distract you by claiming that they have seen something untoward in your rear garden elsewhere; If you are not convinced of the identity of the caller, don’t let them in.