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DISTRACTION BURGLARS or BOGUS CALLERS

Bogus callers may be smartly dressed and claim to be from the Council, the Police, health organisations or Gas. Water, Electricity companies.
They may be men, women or even children.

They may ask for a drink of water or to wash their hands. Some may be looking for a lost pet, ball in fact people may use any story.

Put the door chain on

Always ask to see company identification before letting callers into your home.

Always check the caller's identity, IDs can be easily copied

Go to the phone book and check the caller.  Do not ring the number he gives you it could be his mate around the corner.

Beware of certain phrases!

Your water may be contaminated! You need to run your taps.
Your neighbour is having a flood and we need to turn the water off.
We need to come in and check that your water is still working OK

Severn Trent Water password scheme
It's easy to register so please contact them and ask to join the password scheme.
 
How to register:
 1. Call 08457 500 500 and ask to register for a password.
 2. You can also register online at www.stwater.co.uk/access
 3. Email customer.relations@severntrent.co.uk One of there Access team will call you back to get your individual password over the phone. They do this for extra security.
 

The other companies operate a password scheme to provide extra reassurance for householders. Customers can set up a unique password.

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BOGUS CALLERS OFTEN CLAIM TO BE FROM THE ''WATERBOARD'',''GAS BOARD'', ELECTRICITY BOARD'' OR SIMILAR- PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE NO ''BOARDS'' ANY MORE (IT IS NOW SEVERN TRENT ETC), SO BE IMMEDIATELY SUSPICIOUS IF SOMEONE CLAIMS TO BE FROM A ''BOARD''

Always call the police about suspicious people, activity or vehicles
If a distraction burglary has taken place or been attempted, encourage the victim to report it as quickly as possible.
Tel: 0300 333 3000 or 999


Keep an eye on vulnerable people regularly.

WHEN ANSWERING THE FRONT DOOR

MAKE SURE THE BACK DOOR IS LOCKED AND THE WINDOW

 

IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT!

 

 

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