Po­lice warn of door knocker’s ac­tiv­i­ties

Central Leader - - NEWS -

A door knocker pre­tend­ing to be an in­sur­ance agent and elec­tric­ity sales­man is caus­ing con­cern.

Po­lice have re­ceived three com­plaints about the man this month.

In one in­stance the man vis­ited a Mt Roskill home claim­ing to be an in­sur­ance agent, in­sisted on see­ing the res­i­dent’s in­sur­ance documents say­ing he could of­fer a bet­ter deal. The man re­port­edly vis­ited an­other home claim­ing to be an elec­tric­ity sales­man and in­sisted on see­ing the res­i­dent’s power bill and other per­sonal de­tails.

The al­leged con­man is de­scribed as In­dian, aged be­tween 30 and 40.

People should not be afraid to ask for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion from people vis­it­ing their homes to pro­vide ser­vices, po­lice say. They should also re­port sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour.

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