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Warning over rogue traders impersonating council workers

Roy Avenue, Prestatyn. Credit: Google

People being warned over reports of rogue callers impersonating council tax officers in Denbighshire.

One man turned up unexpectedly at a house on Roy Avenue in Prestatyn, and stated that he was investigating council tax arrears owed by a previous resident, says the county council.

The householder refused entry to the caller before reporting the incident to North Wales Police and Denbighshire Council the following day.

The caller was driving an unmarked white van and was wearing a lanyard with an identification card which was not shown. He failed to introduce himself and left no paperwork at the address.

The Council have also received reports of other incidents in the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Dyserth areas.

The first relates to a lone male who stated he was from a money saving website who is believed to be trying to sell insurance, but information on this is limited.

The second incident relates to a group of males knocking door to door selling cleaning products and small knick - knacks.