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12:47pm 12th May 2012

A warning about bogus callers in Cornwall and Devon.

Police say homes in Bodmin and Plymouth have been targeted by workmen claiming to be from the water board.

We are being told one keeps the owner chatting, while another roots around for cash.

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police say, "If anyone is concerned that a caller is not genuine they should close the door and call the police. Ask to see identification and if they still are not sure, genuine callers will not object to you calling their organisation to verify their identity. When doing this, make them wait outside and keep the door closed.

"These bogus callers pray on the vulnerable - we want to catch these men and see that they're brought to justice. We're asking the public to keep an eye out and report anything suspicious to us immediately".

Anyone with information, like vehicle registration numbers or details about what direction the men were travelling in, is being asked to call 101 and quote police ref. 285 for Bodmin and 206 for Plymouth.

12:47pm 12th May 2012

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