Warning over bogus caller in Chesterfield claiming to be from council

Residents are being warned to watch out for a bogus caller claiming to be from Chesterfield Borough Council.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:50 pm

The bogus caller has been targeting houses in Chesterfield.

A resident in Old Whittington handed over money to a bogus caller who turned up on the doorstep claiming to be from the council’s housing team.

Council staff will not call on residents unannounced and ask for money.

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All council staff should carry identification.

Contact the council on 01246 345345 to check the caller is genuine.

Any residents who receive a call, should contact Derbyshire Police on 101.