Police urge vigilance after spate of cold calls
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RESIDENTS are being urged to be vigilant after cold callers were reported in operation in Soham.
Two men and a woman claiming to be from a telecommunication and internet company knocked on a door at about 6.30pm in Cyprian Rust Way, on Tuesday.
The cold callers, who were also reported in St Ives and Hemingford Grey, were not let into any of the houses and nothing was taken.
Community safety officer Dave Griffin said: “These people were knocking on doors claiming to be working for a phone company.
“I would urge people to always ask for identification from doorstep callers and to never let people into their homes if they have any concerns about them.
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“It is also important that people remain vigilant to activity in their neighbourhood, particularly in areas with vulnerable or elderly residents.”
To reduce the risk of becoming the victim of a distraction burglar, always remember:
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LOCK - Is your back door locked? If not, lock it before you answer the front door as distraction burglars often work in pairs - one distracts, while the other steals
STOP - Are you expecting anybody?
CHAIN - Put this on before you open the door. If you have not got one, it is a worthwhile investment. It will give you that extra ‘safe space’ and barrier between you and the caller and then,
CHECK - Ask for their identification card, take it and look at it carefully. Close the door and check the number in the phone book - not the number on the card. If they are genuine they will not mind waiting or coming back another day.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.