Police alert over bogus officials

POLICE are asking householders to be on their guard after bogus officials were found to be operating in Filey.

The latest spate of incidents has involved people claiming to be from the TV licensing company trying to gain access to residents’ homes.

The fraudsters have been asking to see to people’s TV licences and trying to obtain their bank details.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “We would urge people to check the ID cards of any officials who call at their door. It is very important that residents do not let people into their home without first asking for identification.”

If you have been targeted by a bogus caller or have any information which could help the police, call 0845 6060247.