Bogus callers

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Hello residents,
                         please see the below information supplied by Halton Trading Standards.

Cold callers operating in the Borough
Halton Trading Standards has been made aware of cold callers currently operating in the Borough. The cold callers are a couple of smartly dressed gentlemen selling internet services and are operating late into the evening. Halton Trading Standards advice to residents is never to deal with cold callers.
 
Avoid being caught out by cold callers
•Keep your front and back doors secure at all times.
•If someone comes to your door, observe this code:
 - Stop: Are you expecting anybody? Do they have an appointment?
 - Chain: Secure the door bar or chain before opening the door.
 - Check: Ask for and double check the caller’s ID.
•If they offer you products, services or to do work on your property say “No, thanks” and shut the door.
•Do not keep large sums of money at home.
 
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of Halton Trading Standards specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.
 
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Paul Mines (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes PCSO)

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