Last week (w/c 03 June, 2013), an elderly couple in Rutland were visited by two men who extorted £400 from them. The men said that they were calling due to the warranty on the couple’s stair lift which was coming to an end, and that they needed to pay for a maintenance package. The cost of this would be £400.
One of the men stayed with the lady in her home while the other escorted her husband the cash point where he withdrew the money. The alarm was raised by the couple’s daughter when her father informed her later. The Police are now investigating.
If you are approached in a similar way please, do not open your door and contact the police on 999.
If you have any information about crime or anti-social behaviour in your area contact your local police on 101. In an emergency, or if a crime is in action, please dial 999.