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Bogus Caller Alert Issued By Yorkshire Water

Monday March 24 2014

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

A WARNING has been issued by Yorkshire Water after company clothing was stolen from a van in Barnsley.

Bosses at the utility company fear criminals could use the stolen clothing to con their way into residents' homes.

A Yorkshire Water spokesman said: "The items were stolen from a van in South Yorkshire but the fear is they could be used throughout the region by people pretending to be from the company.

"All genuine Yorkshire Water employees carry identification, and on the very rare occasions the company visits customers' properties this identification can and should always be verified.

"Genuine callers will have no issue waiting while their credentials are verified.

"To help crack down on bogus callers the company also has a customer password system. The scheme works by enabling customers to register an agreed personal password with the company, through a simple phone call."

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Reply Posted by GUMMY on Monday March 24 2014 at 13:47
I will be keeping a watch there are lots of vulnerable people in my area. I will warn my neighbours and tell them to pass it on. Some folk will nick anything.

Reply Posted by anon on Monday March 24 2014 at 15:19
I had a suspect caller last Tuesday. I called the company who told me they did not have operatives in my area so then I reported it to the police, got a CRN and since then I've heard nothing! Keep up the good work lads!

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Monday March 24 2014 at 16:15
we had a bogus caller in december he knackered me ridge tiles and left dear poo all over the garden.the insrance wont believe it either.

Reply Posted by bambi on Monday March 24 2014 at 16:18
twasnt me, mines free mr.fawkes

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