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Rogue Traders

Alert message sent 29/10/2019 14:34:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Good afternoon,

We've been made aware of some rogue traders knocking doors in the Titchfield area in the last couple of days.
Please be aware of the following information in relation to this.
  • Always use the door chain when answering the door, if you are not sure do not open the door.
  • Always check the credentials of unknown callers. Do not phone the number on the ID card, use a phone book or a bill.
  • Never employ cold-calling doorstep traders or engage with cold callers on the phone.
  • Do not keep substantial sums of money in the home.
  • Always keep front and back doors locked.
  • LOCK STOP CHAIN and CHECK - if unsure do not open the door.
  • Consider joining or setting up a No Cold Calling Zone or Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
  • Report any suspicious callers or activity to the police immediately.
  • Keep an eye on elderly or vulnerable neighbours, friends and family.
  • Encourage residents to call 101 to advise of any unexpected callers - this gives Police a better chance at building a picture of where potential criminals are operating.
Many thanks

Fareham Police
Message sent by
Elise Berry (Police, PCSO, Fareham District)

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