Update: Suspected rogue traders in Ludford ‘were legitimate’

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UPDATE: A statement from Lincolnshire Police this afternoon said: “Thanks to some further information that came to light as a result of the Lincs Alert message going out, we have now managed to trace these males who are legitimate. We apologise for any unnecessary worry and concern this may have caused to anyone, but we are pleased to know that the males were not committing any offences.”

Original article:

Police are asking local people to be vigilant after a possible rogue trader incident in Ludford yesterday afternoon (October 1).

A male rang a householder from a mobile number yesterday, claiming to be from a broadband company, and said they would be attending her address to fix a problem identified with her broadband. The male did not know the lady’s name, however he was aware of her address.

At approximately 1:30pm, three men attended the address in Ludford claiming to be from the broadband company. They were not wearing a uniform and two of the men were described as scruffy looking, with the third one wearing something similar to a uniform - however, it looked very worn.

The men were asking to go inside the property and use the ladies computer to enable them to be able to fix the alleged problem with her broadband. The lady did not allow the males access to the property, and when another workman who was working at the address appeared, the three men left in what is believed to be a white transit style van which was possibly signwritten.

Police are asking people to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious incidents of this nature to them immediately on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

If you have seen these men from yesterday’s incident, or their vehicle in the Ludford area, please call Lincolnshire Police on 101 and quote incident 270 of October 1.