Police warn over 'hearing aid calls'
Published Wednesday, 07 November 2012
Police in north Belfast have issued a warning over voice messages left on the answer phones of elderly people, telling them appointments have been made to get their hearing aids checked.
Elderly people are warned to ignore the calls about hearing aid checks. (© UTV)
The messages claim that appointments have been made at Harvester House, Adelaide Street for 10am on Thursday morning.
But a number of the elderly home owners who received the messages do not have hearing aids.
Harvester House heard about the calls and contacted police at York Road to confirm that, while they do have a clinic on Thursday, they do not contact people by phone or cold call.
Officers are now advising anyone who received such a message to ignore the proposed appointment and contact police immediately on 0845 600 8000.
Anyone with information can also pass it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.