Reminder to residents following reports of unsolicited calls

posted 10 Nov 2013, 10:35 by Yateley NW Sec

Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013


Reports have been received of unsolicited calls from a company offering intruder alarms and falsely claiming to be working in partnership with police.

This company appears to target elderly and vulnerable members of the community.

The caller offers an intruder alarm system and has suggested they are offering this service in response to a recent crime in the area or falsely claiming they are working in partnership with the local police force.

If you receive a similar call please consider the following:

• Research any company you are planning to do business with before agreeing to a sales visit

• Sales representatives should leave when requested. If they do not, they commit a criminal offence and you should call the police.

• To avoid unsolicited sales calls and mail in the future remove your personal details from any sales lists. This can be done by registering with the Telephone Preference Service. This is a free service. Registration can be made online or by telephoning 0845 070 0707. Further details can be obtained from www.tpsonline.org.uk

• Registering with the Mailing Preference Service - The Mailing Preference Service supports the right to choose the mail you wish to receive. Registration to this free service can be made online or by phone to 0845 703 4599. Further details can be obtained from www.mpsonline.org.uk or 0207 291 3310

• If residents are considering having an intruder-alarm installed then it is suggested that they utilise a company belonging to one of the following organisations:
           National Security Inspectorate: www.nsi.org.uk
           Security and Alarms Systems Inspectorate Board: www.ssaib.org.uk

If you have any concerns about a call you have received please contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods team by calling 101.

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