A resident in Bedfordshire has contacted us to report a suspicious telephone call. The company called,....
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Suspicious Telephone Call Warning

Posted on July 10, 2013

This article was published in July 2013. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

A resident in Bedfordshire has contacted us to report a suspicious telephone call.

The company called, claiming to be working with the Police in the local area providing crime reduction products.

The caller tried to make an appointment to visit the home and asked a number of questions about the resident and who else lived in the house.

The resident became suspicious of the caller and refused to provide any personal details, or to make an appointment.

Bedfordshire Police do not employ any private companies to undertake home security surveys.

If you have concerns about your home security you can speak to a Crime Reduction Officer by calling 101.

  • Do not disclose personal details over the phone.
  • If you wish to purchase home security products always get at least three written quotes from registered companies.
  • Check with your local Trading Standard Approved Traders list.
  • Ask friends and neighbours to recommend a suitable company.
  • Never agree to buy goods or services as a result of a cold call to your home. If you are interested, ask for them to send you details so that you have time to consider before making a purchase.
  • If you make an appointment for someone to visit, arrange for a friend or family member to be with you when they call.
  • Do not pay for work until it has been completed to an acceptable standard.


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