Pensioners have been targeted by scammers pretending to be from the “Water Board”, which does not exist. This scam has been targeted at pensioners in Huntingdonshire. A police warning has been issued to villages that surround Huntingdon.
The scammers are aiming to carryout distraction burglaries in the area. This is being undertaken by two men, who are described as White and aged between 21 and 40. They have worn ill-fitted clothing and trilby hats.
If you have any information please contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
The scammers have entered homes of people in their 80s and approached one woman in her 80s on the street. They have stolen around £700 from the victims.
The woman approached on the street by the two men, who asked for directions, had her bank cards stolen and £500 withdrawn from her account.
The other two incidents took place in people’s homes. On 18th May, a woman found a man in her home after heating a loud bang who then told her that there was a mains water leak. He stole £50 from her. On 19th May, a woman was met by her 94 year-old friend who was followed into the house before she could stop them, by a man claiming to be from the Water Board. He stole £150.