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Cold Callers

Alert message sent 19/08/2020 13:13:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police


There have been a number of reports of Cold Callers in the Rural East Devon area in the last day or so, particularly around Dalwood and Stockland. These have included calls involving solar panels and foam insulation.

Not everyone who calls at your door may be a genuine caller, so you should always be on your guard - Devon and Cornwall Police advise that you do not let anyone into your property who comes to your door uninvited or without a prior appointment.

We advise that you do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers, the risks are high.
If you want work doing in your home or garden, take time to get three quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time.
If you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police.
If you are concerned rogue traders are operating in your area, always report it.
If someone knocks on your door and you are not sure, don’t open the door.
If a company claims to be working with a local council, contact the local council yourself to check this is true.

For more information and tips on how to combat Doorstep crime, please click on the following link and select Doorstep Crime: https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-home/

If you see anyone suspicious in your area please contact Devon and Cornwall Police on the 101 number or email 101@dc.police.uk and if possible give descriptions of offenders and any vehicle registration numbers.

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Chris Bolsover (Police, PCSO, Axminster)

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