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Woman, 90, conned on doorstep.

A 90-YEAR-OLD woman has been conned by a cold-calling fish seller at her Newcastle home.

The man knocked on the pensioner's door in Jesmond on Friday and convinced her to write a PS45 cheque for a small amount of fish.

The woman's family reported the fish seller to Northumbria Police after discovering the cold caller had filled in the cheque details himself.

Police are now warning people to be vigilant against cold callers and are asking anyone confronted by a "dubious tradesman" to contact them.

An investigation into the bogus salesman is under way and officers are patrolling the Jesmond area.

Anyone with information about this incident should call police on 101, quoting reference number 565 of 13/0517 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 15, 2017
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