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This type of crime is where criminals call at your home posing as officials or asking for your help with something. They make up a story to try to get into your home. They generally try to target elderly people with the intention of stealing from them.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE
- DON'T OPEN THE DOOR!
CHECK THE ID OF
ANYONE WHO CALLS, EVEN IF THEY HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU.
DO NOT KEEP LARGE
AMOUNTS OF CASH AT HOME.
NEVER feel under pressure by traders who are convincing you that work needs to be carried out on your home.
Talk to relatives and friends about work that you think may need doing on you house. They will help you find a reputable trader.
Do not agree to sign
ANYTHING or agree to have work carried out on the spot.
If you suspect anyone who calls at your door call 999
By participating in the Neighbourhood Watch you will be helping to maintain security in the area. It can also keep you in touch with any risks arising.