PEOPLE are being urged to always ask for ID in a bid to beat bogus callers.
Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police are warning the public to be on their guard following recent incidents in Brighouse and Rastrick.
Elderly residents in the areas have been contacted by a firm called Compass Mobility, which claims to be connected to social services.
However, Calderdale Council says it is not connected to the company and has informed West Yorkshire Trading Standards about it.
A spokesman for the council said it serves as a reminder to people to check that companies they deal with are credible.
He said: “If members of the public have a problem and feel that they would benefit from equipment to assist them, we would advise them to contact the council directly so the occupational therapy service can carry out a proper assessment.”
Detective Tony Nicholson, of Calderdale CID, said people should always be on their guard and not be afraid to ask for ID.
He said: “If you are at all unsure, you should ask for a phone number, lock your door and make a phone call to ensure the caller is legitimate.”