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Residents in Co Antrim warned about scam Housing Executive door caller

Police have warned the residents in Ballymoney to be aware of a scam house caller pretending to be from the Housing Executive.

Writing on Facebook, the local PSNI said it had received "a report of a suspicious male claiming to be from Northern Ireland Housing Executive", trying to gain access to people's homes and yards in the area.

Tweeting about the warning, Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann urged the public to contact police if they had any concern.

The warning comes after a number of high-profile scams in recent months have seen members of the public lose thousands.

In March, an 88-year-old Northern Ireland widow scammed out of £14,000 spoke out about how she was unable to eat or heat her home after being targetted.

Separately, a Lisburn man had £17,500 stolen from him after a "sophisticated" telephone scam in which he received a phone call from someone purporting to be from British Telecom.

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