A person who visits or telephones someone under false pretences, typically for the purpose of theft or fraud: a bogus caller preyed on an elderly deaf woman by claiming to be a carer
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- Police have welcomed news of a dramatic drop in the number of people falling victim to bogus callers.
- An elderly man who thought he was doing a young couple a favour became the target of a new breed of bogus callers.
- Gloucestershire police are backing a campaign to curb the menace of bogus callers.
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