Bogus caller campaign is on the mark

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A POLICE campaign to tackle doorstep crime in West Lothian has been hailed a success by officers.

The initiative last month took on bogus callers and rogue traders, and offered advice to the public.

Police said the majority of doorstep crime victims tended to be elderly members of the public, with officers visiting more than 100 homes and care facilities to speak to residents personally.

Superintendent Graham Jones said: “The impact of doorstep crime can be devastating for victims, who often lose several hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds at the hands of bogus callers and rogue traders.

“This campaign was as much about education as it was enforcement, and throughout we were keen to engage with our communities to highlight the issue of doorstep crime and offer appropriate information to help people falling victim.”