Crime Prevention Against Rogue Traders

Alert message sent 28/11/2018 15:50:00

Information sent on behalf of Lincolnshire Police


Message from Lincolnshire Police HQ, Engagement Team, Wednesday, 28 November 2018. 

ROGUE TRADERS

Lincolnshire Police have recently received reports of rogue traders calling at properties of elderly residents in the Caistor area, persisting to carry out unnecessary work.  To be paid in cash, offering the escort victim to the bank to withdraw cash payment. 

A white Ford Transit van, part registration MV- - OWG was reported at the scene, driven by two young males.

If you have any information contact Lincolnshire Police, Tel 101 or report online www.lincs.police.uk . In an emergency dial 999.

Or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (calls are free and completely anonymous).

ADVICE

  • If an unknown caller knocks at your door, before you open the door

  • Look through your spy hole or window

  • Are you expecting anyone?

  • Do you know them?

  • Check the identity of the caller before opening the door

  • Don’t let any caller pressure you into making a quick decision

  • Don’t feel you are being rude or uncaring by saying ‘No’, your own safety is more important

  • If you are not sure, don’t open the door.

  • Do not leave your property, refuse to be escorted to a bank or ATM 

 

CONTACT LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE IMMEDIATELY

CALL 101 OR 999

Message sent by
Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

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