Information sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police Community Connect
Police forces have become aware of a fraud circulating targeting elderly and vulnerable members of the community.
Some older people have received telephone calls from a caller who purports to be from the GP surgery and is asking for an appointment to discuss the person’s mobility needs. During the appointment, the older person is persuaded to buy mobility aids which are either unnecessary or inappropriate and always expensive.
Please advise vulnerable people that if they receive a call like this, they should check with their GP surgery first before agreeing to a visit.
This message has already been circulated to all GP surgeries and the Clinical Commissioning Groups by the NHS.
If you have suspicions or concerns that distraction burglars or rogue doorstep traders are operating in your community or targeting someone you know, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated doorstep crime number 0345 23 07 702.
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