Bogus Caller - Willaston Residents

Alert message sent 14/10/2019 15:16:00

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BOGUS CALLERS – Willaston Residents.
 
Several reports have been received from local residents reporting that there has been several males calling door to door with large holdalls requesting residents to purchase from them. Males have been rude and confrontational when their services have been declined. 

If you have neighbours that are elderly, then please keep an eye on those that maybe vulnerable to their aggressive sales tactics.

If this happens to you and they are abusive please call 101 to report.

If you just wish to make me aware I can be emailed or contacted on the following:-
Email :- sarah.duffy@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Police Mobile 07773192376
 
Tips to keep you safe:-
 
If you are not sure who is at your door, don’t open it! Check the identity of the caller by calling the company they are purporting to be from ie Gas, Electricity, Water or Police.  Use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory or provided independently by your service provider. Do Not use any telephone numbers provided by the caller as they may be bogus.

Telephone a neighbour or friend nearby to come along and check out the caller before you open the door to them.

Some areas in the country have neighbourhood watch or nominated neighbour schemes you can sign up to this.  Check with your local neighbourhood policing team to find out if there is one in your area.

Don’t keep large quantities of cash at home; put it in the bank or post office where it is safe.

Keep doors locked and windows secure at all times.  Only put the door chain on to answer the door.

If somebody asks for your help, needs to make a telephone call, has lost a ball in your garden, needs a drink or request a pen and paper for example, refer them to a younger neighbour or assist them through a closed door. Or call a friend or neighbour to come and assist.

If you suspect a bogus caller has visited you, even if you didn’t let them in, call the police straight away.  We need to know!
 
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Sarah Duffy (Police, Community Support Officer, ELLE Beat A)

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