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Suffolk Police warning after 'aggressive' bogus caller targets resident in village near Bury St Edmunds




Residents have been urged to be vigilant after an incident involving an 'aggressive' bogus caller who claimed to work for the police.

Suffolk Police have issued a warning over the female bogus caller, who called a resident in Horringer on their mobile phone.

They claimed to be from the police and working in the area giving crime reduction advice and offering alarm installations.

Suffolk Police have urged residents to remind elderly relatives or neighbours about bogus telephone calls. Stock image
Suffolk Police have urged residents to remind elderly relatives or neighbours about bogus telephone calls. Stock image

A police spokesman said: "The caller was aggressive in their manner and wanted to visit the resident at home.

"Thankfully the resident was suspicious of the caller, refused the visit and reported the incident to the police."

They added that the police do not sell alarm systems and all crime reduction advice is offered free by trained staff which can also be found on the Suffolk Police website.

The spokesman urged residents to remind elderly relatives or neighbours about bogus telephone calls or callers in person and to report all suspicious phone calls or activity to the police immediately.

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