Bogus cash requests targeting farmers
CAUTION is being urged after Cornish farmers have received a series of bogus phone calls claiming to be from a local group and asking for cash donations.
Police have issued a warning after reports of a caller claiming to be from the Farm Watch Scheme requesting donations to help support the scheme.
Sergeant Steve Parr, west Cornwall community safety leader, said: "Farm Watch and all other recognised watch schemes are run in partnership by the Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association and the police.
"Financial donations nor contributions are never requested from individuals.
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"All funds needed are raised through properly controlled bids to various financial funds.
"Should you receive any contact requesting donations for Farm Watch or any other similar Watch scheme, please contact the police on 101 to let us know."