Con-caller po­lice alert

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

HAL­TON res­i­dents are be­ing warned of the dan­gers posed by bo­gus callers.

A Cheshire po­lice alert sent out by PC Christo­pher Knight of Widnes Lo­cal Polic­ing Unit said a re­port has been re­ceived of a cold caller vis­it­ing homes in the town.

Po­lice are ad­vis­ing res­i­dents to not have any work car­ried out by cold callers as the risks are ‘high’.

Of­fi­cers say prices could be ex­ces­sive, end up cost­ing more than first agreed, and may not be of a qual­ity stan­dard.

The alert said: “If you need work car­ried out we ad­vise that you ask friends and fam­ily to rec­om­mend a bona-fide busi­ness.

“Please do not let strangers in to your prop­erty. Please in­form neigh­bours of this, par­tic­u­larly el­derly and vul­ner­a­ble.

“If you see cold callers in the area, or have any in­for­ma­tion that may re­late to this please phone 101, or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111. If you feel pres­sured by cold callers please close the door and call the po­lice on 999.”

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