Bogus callers

The Rotherham South Neighbourhood Policing Team have issued the following advice about bogus callers.

 

 

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The Rotherham South Neighbourhood Policing Team have issued the following advice about bogus callers.

  • You should never agree to have any work done by someone who is just passing by.
  • Ensure your back door is locked if you are answering the front door to someone you don’t know.
  • Watch out for anyone who says they’re in a hurry or it’s an emergency. Don’t let them pressure you. If in doubt, call a neighbour or friend or the police.
  • If you think a bogus caller has been to your home, call the police immediately on 999
  • Never let someone into your house because you don't want to seem rude or unsympathetic
  • Consider fitting a door chain and spy-hole to your front door; outside lighting can also help you identify callers. Never let anyone into your home unless you are satisfied about who they are and what they want.
  • Public service employees are required to show identity cards when they come to your home. Examine the card carefully as fake cards have been used. The card should have a photograph and the name of the organisation. If you are at all worried, ring the organisation to check the caller is genuine. Use the telephone number given in the phone book or on your utility bill, rather than the one printed on the identity card. A genuine worker won't mind waiting.
 
 
 

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