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Mobility scooter company warns customers about con men

A mobility scooter company is warning customers to be on their guard following a spate of cold calls from bogus sellers.

Llandudno and Rhyl-based Ableworld said they have received reports of a number of incidents in both areas. One elderly lady has been scammed by someone pretending to be from the firm that supplies mobility scooters, beds and lifts for baths and stairs. A spokeswoman said: “We have recently received reports of people posing to be from Ableworld and cold calling customers to arrange home visits.

Factory Outlet Scooters offer this advice:“If you arrange for a mobility scooter demonstration in your own home or delivery of an item, please ensure you always ask for identification.

Factory Outlet Scooters Are Offering People The Following Advice:

  • Don’t ever accept anyone into your home if you have not invited them.
  • Arrange for a friend or relative to be with you for your pre-arranged home visit for your peace of mind.
  • If you are unsure if the visitor is genuine ask them to wait while you call the company to double check.
  • Ask the cold caller for their telephone number so if you do have reason to doubt them, you have a number to give to the police

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