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Bogus workmen warning in Invergordon as Neighbourhood Watch group raises alarm and shares advice

By Hector MacKenzie

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AN Easter Ross community has raised the alarm over reports of cold-calling bogus workmen claiming to work for a local roofing company.

The Invergordon Development Trust flagged the warning which has issued by the Neighbourhood Alert group, which is allied to the nationally recognised Neighbourhood Watch.

It says Police Scotland received a report yesterday from the Invergordon area regarding two men, using a small silver van, who were offering roofing work in the area.

The Neighbourhood Alert report said: "The males stated that they worked for a local roofing company, however enquiries with this company revealed that they do not cold call and have nobody working in the area at the moment.

"The males were described to be aged about 30 and 21 years and spoke with Irish accents. If in doubt; keep them out."

It advises residents to:

Keep front and back doors locked;

Don’t open the door until you have checked through a viewer or window to see who is there.

Use a door chain or bar.

Only let callers in if they have an appointment and you have confirmed they are genuine.

Always ask for ID.

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