Beware of power-saving fraudsters

POLICE in Wick are reminding members of the public not to pass personal information, particularly bank details, over the telephone.
This follows reports of a fraudulent scheme ongoing via telephone whereby elderly people are targeted at home and offered an electrical money saving device called a ‘power saver’.
This device is allegedly plugged into a socket within the home and saves a high percentage on future electric bills. It is retailed at £349, however, it is offered to the caller for £99. Anyone who believes they have been the victim of such a crime or has any information regarding this type of activity is asked to contact Wick police on 01955 603551. Information can also be left anonymously by using CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.
Police would also appreciate information on two vandalism investigations. In the first, on August 18 the rear window of a car was smashed, in Cairndhuna Terrace, Wick. The second incident took place in Thura Place, Bower, the following day when the glass in a front door was broken.