Two males visited a house on Ell Crescent on Friday, November 18, and stated they have been responding to studies of animal neglect at a neighbouring property. The duo claimed to be from the animal charity however didn’t present any type of identification and likewise claimed that their firm van was parked out of view.
The alleged scammers stopped on the home twice in the identical day, the primary time round 4.30pm and so they then returned at 6pm.
Members of the family visited by the duo spoke to the neighbours the boys claimed to be investigating, who then known as the charity’s helpline the place it was confirmed that the boys weren’t performing on behalf of the Scottish SPCA.
Scottish SPCA chief superintendent, Mike Flynn, stated, “Each visits occurred on Friday 18 November; the primary at 16:30 and the second at 18:00.
“The lads requested concerning the property subsequent door, claiming to be investigating a report of uncared for canines, however didn’t produce any worker badges.
“The neighbour the boys have been enquiring about was out on the time of the go to however the family later knowledgeable them concerning the incident. Somebody from the property in query then known as our helpline to ask for extra data.
“At this level our staff have been in a position to verify that the boys weren’t our officers.
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“This was a really distressing expertise for each the family approached and the neighbour being focused.
“Our inspectors will at all times be in uniform and can have the ability to present badges with a photograph and authorisation. Our inspectors will even be completely happy to give you automobile registration.
“In case you are in any respect not sure about somebody who involves your door claiming to be from the Scottish SPCA, then ask them to attend exterior and name us instantly on 03000 999 999. Our inspectors will respect your want to do that.
“If somebody contacts you by every other means comparable to telephone or e-mail then you possibly can at all times name our helpline to test if the communication is real.
“If anybody has any data on this incident, or want to report an identical incident to us, they will contact our confidential helpline on 03000 999 999.”