Local police have warned against scam artists using condescending accents after receiving a spate of complaints.
“There have been several cases of plausible individuals door-stepping pensioners in the area”, said PC Flegg. “They appear uninvited, sometimes following an unsolicited brochure, email or telephone call.”
“Having made contact, they then apply pressure to take up an offer, saying it’s only available for a short period of time. They’re clever and convincing, but the old adage applies: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
One victim bravely spoke to us about her experience. We’ve protected her identity by forgetting to write down her name.
“He seemed such a nice young man” she said, “so friendly and clean. I’m ashamed to say I trusted him. When he told me about the benefits I could get he made it seem so within reach.”
“I had no idea that people like him always offer tempting returns that sound too good to be true. I feel like such a fool, and my purse has gone missing.”
“These ‘politicians’ as we call them are a menace” said PC Flegg. “Remember, if you are approached by anyone offering a voting opportunity, suspect everything they say, end the conversation quickly and contact the police.”