Crime Research UK & SAS Security (Alarms) 20/04/2010

posted 27 Aug 2010, 10:39 by Yateley NW Sec   [ updated 27 Aug 2010, 10:41 ]
As some of you might be aware, several residents in our areas have been contacted telephonically by an organisation calling themselves Crime Research UK (and various other derivatives thereof, i.e. Crime Prevention Service) enquiring as to their age, whether they belong to a Neighbourhood Watch or if they have an alarm system. In a number of the reported incidents reference was made by the caller that the company was working in partnership with, on behalf of, or with the knowledge of Hampshire Constabulary.
We have been in contact with Surrey Trading Standards who have had previously dealings with SAS Security. SAS is related to Crime Research UK.
According to Trading Standards there is not much we can do in terms of the calls being made and they have advised that residents call Consumer Direct (08454 04 05 06) should they receive any phone calls. Alternatively you can call the Police on 0845 045 45 45.