A CONMAN tried to trick his way into a pensioner's home in Huddersfield.
The theft attempt at Aspley has prompted an urgent warning today from Yorkshire Water about bogus callers.
Police are investigating reports that a man claiming to work for the company tried to get into a house in Wakefield Road yesterday.
He said he was delivering bottled water because of waterworks in the area, but the householder refused to let him in.
Now the company has warned people to be on their guard.
A spokesman said they were strongly urging householders to think twice before letting anyone into their houses.
Yorkshire Water security manager, Stuart Briggs, said: "Every week we hear of cases where some member of the public has been the victim of a bogus caller.
"We are urging customers, and in particular the elderly, not to be duped into letting anyone into their homes unless they are entirely satisfied as to the identity of the caller.
"All our employees and contractors carry identification cards, and genuine callers don't mind being asked to prove who they are.
"If someone claims to be from Yorkshire Water what we say is ask for their identity card.
"Take it, close and lock your door, then call us on 0845 1242424 for verification."