callers warning issued to residents in the Burnham area
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being urged to be wary of strangers
at the door asking for money for street lighting repairs.
District Council has been alerted to the problem that a bogus
caller is claiming to be visiting households on behalf of local
spokeswoman Sam Taylor told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have
received reports of bogus callers going door to door asking for
money in relation to street lighting repairs."
have been advised the bogus caller is claiming to be visiting
on behalf of local councils."
District Council does not ask sub-contractors or staff to approach
residents for money under any circumstances. This matter has now
been reported to the police."
a customer has recently received a door to door caller and been
asked for their bank details or cash they should phone the police
at any time, a customer has any doubt about the identity of a
person telephoning or visiting and claiming to work for Sedgemoor
they should request their full name and extension telephone number
and ring 01278-435435 (Sedgemoor Direct) to confirm the staff
members identity before giving any personal details.
staff carry ID badges with the Sedgemoor logo clearly displayed.
No staff will ever ask for cash or bank details during a home
wishing to pay council bills can do so by going online at www.sedgemoor.gov.uk
or calling 01278-435435.
Residents are being urged to check the identity of callers to
their door before parting with any money (posed by actors)