Trading Standards issue warning about suspicious caller offering ‘massage service’

PUBLISHED: 09:20 20 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:20 20 March 2015


Residents are warned not to respond.

Trading Standards have issued a warning to Bromley residents after reports of a man with a Scottish accent making suspicious calls.

He drives a 4x4 vehicle and carries a clipboard.

People are being warned not to respond to the stranger, who telephones offering assistance around the needs of elderly residents, including a ‘massage service’.

The caller, believed to be in his 50s, identifies himself as Mr Bell and has been attempting to make appointments to visit people.

Fortunately attempts to carry out some of these appointments were thwarted by members of the public who were suspicious of him and concerned by his lack of an identity card.

Police and Trading Standards are urging residents to exercise extreme caution and never to allow a stranger into their home unless certain of their true identity.

If you receive a call you can notify Trading Standards on 07903 852090 or report the matter to the Police by calling 101.

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