Report of bogus caller in Galbally

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HOUSEHOLDERS are being warned to be vigilant following a report of a bogus caller in the Galbally area.

Police are advising members of the public not to let strangers into their home and report any suspicious activity in their area.

The call from police follows a report that someone purporting to be from the ‘water board’ called at a property in the Sessiadonaghy Road area of Gallbally on October 15.

The man requested entry to a property but was refused.

Police are urging householders to always use the ‘Lock, Chain, Check’ routine when answering the door to strangers.

“Check the identity of callers before opening the door”, said a PSNI spokesperson. “Ensure that back doors are locked before answering or opening the front door. If unsure about the caller, do not open the door and do not let them enter your home.

“If uncertain about the caller, the QUICK CHECK scheme can be used to check the identity of callers by telephoning Free phone 0800 013 22 90.

“A call centre operator will answer that number and can quickly check with any service provider if the person at the door is a genuine caller from that particular company.”