Humberside Police are asking people in North East Lincolnshire to be vigilant after a man claiming to be from a local housing company has managed to steal cash from a woman.
At around 0930hrs on Friday 07 February a man approached the home of a woman on Willing Way, Grimsby and claimed to be from local housing company, Shoreline.
He is reported to have told the woman that she owed money to the company and he was collecting that from her. The woman then let the man into her home, handed over a small amount of cash. The man gave her a receipt and left.
The offender is believed to have had some form of identification with him. He was a white male, with dark hair aged in his 40s and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a yellow coat, which could have been high vis, blue coloured trousers and spectacles. He spoke with a local accent.
To avoid becoming a victim of a bogus caller police offer the follow advice.
When someone calls at your door and offers to do repairs to your home, ask for urgent help, or claims to be a company representative, follow these simple steps to help protect yourself and your home: