Warning over cancer charity call

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BOGUS callers are targeting residents of Port William offering to sell fake adverts for a children’s cancer charity.

Police are warning people to be vigilant after a local man received a telephone call from a male offering to sell an advertisement for the local man’s business on a children’s cancer leaflet. When questioned the male caller could not provide a registered charity address but did provide a false charity number.

A police spokesman said: “Our advice is to never give out personal or banking details to someone you do not know. Check up on the person or company by online research or by speaking to trusted friends, family and work colleagues.

“Only deal with people or companies you know and trust, if you can visit their store in person. If you receive any call that is suspicious, ask them to provide their detail and offer in writing. Remember to take down as much detail about the caller as possible, such as name, accent, company they claim to work for and their telephone number and then hand this information into police.”