Recent Scamming Activity

Alert message sent 21/12/2019 17:31:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Good Evening All,
 
We are contacting you to inform you of a few reports this week of scam activity around properties in Sandbach. The first report involved a person approaching a properties in the early hours of the morning, potentially looking for 'milk money' left out for milkmen to collect. The second involved two males and a transit van claiming to be tree surgeons, taking a fee and not returning with the actual service. The last was someone calling house phones, in a friendly manner and enticing residents in with kind conversation, to then turn it into a appointment for people to visit your home to offer a service such as home repairs.
 
Whilst most of us will be on wind down now for the festive period, we ask you to please not let your guard down. We would like to remind you to not leave any valuables or presents in sight through windows, and to ensure you are keeping your doors locked even during the day. If you have the chance, why not check on your neighbours? If they live by themselves or are elderly, they will appreciate the gentle reminder to keep their property safe too.
 
If you notice a suspicious activity over the next few days and would like to report it, please call 101. If there is a crime being committed then always contact us on 999.
 
Thank you, and Merry Christmas from everyone at Sandbach Police!

PCSO Scott Watson
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Scott Watson (Police, PCSO, Crewe LPU Sandbach PCSO)

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