Police urge residents to be alert for bogus callers

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Police continue to warn residents to use caution about callers claiming to be from debt collecting companies acting on behalf of public utilities.

At 3.50pm on Friday (February 19), Sussex Police had issued a warning about two such callers in Sussex, with the agreement of Southern Water.

On Wednesday (February 17) a card claiming that money was owed was left at an address in Tumulus Road, Saltdean while the occupant, an elderly lady, was not there.

On the same day, a man called at the home of another elderly lady in Iveagh Crescent, Newhaven, claiming that she also owed money. She did not part with any money and the man left a card.

Both cards had the name of Orbit Debt Collections on them.

Southern Water have since clarified that those two particular calls from Orbit Collections were working for them.

However, police continue to urge residents to always use proper caution and check their bona fides if approached in similar circumstances. If in doubt, do not hand over any money and contact the police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

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