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Elderly woman almost duped into scam home visit by ‘health centre’

Scammers tried to duped an elderly woman into a home visit by pretending to be from the local health centre.

Luckily the potential victim had the wherewithal to contact the health centre to double check the odd appointment.

The PSNI in Armagh has warned others to be vigilant of this latest attempt to target elderly people.

A Facebook post explained: “An elderly member of our community was vigilant enough to avoid being victim of a scam.

“She was telephoned by someone claiming to be from her local health centre looking to arrange a home visit for a blood pressure check. Luckily she thought this odd and contacted her healthcare provider who told her they hadn’t made the call.

“Police are also aware of another elderly person being contacted the same way.

“If you have an elderly relative, friend or neighbour, can you please tell them about this potential scam. REMEMBER! If in doubt check it out!”

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