GMP issues bogus caller warning after incident in Shaw

Date published: 24 July 2020


Local police have urged householders to stay alert after reports of a bogus caller in the Shaw area.

A post on the GMP Oldham Central Facebook page read today: "A man has been reported to GMP after approaching an elderly resident claiming that they are from a utility company and have installed their Smart Meter in the past and now have come round to take the fake £200.00 maintenance or installation fee.

"Direct Debit information was also asked for."

Officers have asked locals to please look out for elderly neighbours by informing them not to engage with a man or males claiming they have installed their Smart Meter in the past.

If you have any concerns please ring 101 or use the Live Chat facility through the GMP website here

Always ring 999 in an emergency.


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