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Scottish SPCA officers issue warning after Scots home visited by fake inspectors

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The Scottish SSPCA have issued a warning to Scots after a home was visited by fake inspectors. Two men targeted a property on Ell Crescent in Cambuslang, Glasgow on Friday, November 18, claiming they had been called out to reports of animal neglect at a neighbouring address.

The pair said they were from the animal charity but could not show any form of identification. They also claimed that their company van was parked out of sight, according to GlasgowLive.

The alleged fraudsters stopped at the house twice in the same day - the first time at around 4.30pm and the next time at 6pm - and left those within 'distressed' by the ordeal.The duo were busted after the householders spoke to the neighbours the men claimed to be investigating.

They then called the charity's helpline, who confirmed that the callers were indeed not Scottish SPCA representatives.Mike Flynn, Scottish SPCA chief superintendent, said, “Both visits occurred on Friday 18 November; the first at 16:30 and the second at 18:00.“The men asked about the property next door, claiming to be investigating a report of neglected dogs, but did not produce any employee badges.“The neighbour the men were enquiring about was out at the time of the visit but the household later informed them about the incident."Someone from the property in question then called our helpline to ask for more information.

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