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Bogus bailiff warning for anglers from police and Environment Agency
Published: 09 April 2013
Police and the Environment Agency are warning that a bogus bailiff may be operating in Lincolnshire.
The man allegedly checks fishing licenses, and asks for on-the-spot fines (£20 has been mentioned) when anglers do not produce their licence.
Environment Agency Officers do not ask for payment or on-the-spot fines. A genuine Agency bailiff, also known as a Fisheries Enforcement Officer, will not take money on the bank side, or ask for money to be sent to them at a later date.
If approached by a person purporting to be an Environment Agency Bailiff or Fisheries Enforcement Officer, members of the public should ask the person for their name and ask to see their warrant card.
All genuine Environment Agency officials will carry a warrant card with them at all times. The photograph on the card should…
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