Bogus Caller Prevention Advice
Date Published: 03/05/2012
Neath Port Talbot has the community spirit and we are only too happy to help those in need. So when someone just arrives at our door asking to use the phone or glass of water we willingly help them out. But sadly those strangers can turn into “Bogus Callers” and while one person chats happily to you at the front door or distracts you its possible their accomplice slips in at the rear and helps themselves to your belongings.
Always remember to keep both front and back door locked at all times.
Some callers can appear official and may be smartly dressed with uniforms, official looking paperwork and fake IDs. Ask to take their card inside while leaving the caller outside while you ring their company. Use the telephone number you get from the telephone directory or utility bill. Not on the telephone number they give you. Remember genuine callers will not mind waiting.
Follow your instinct, if it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
But don’t forget you live in one of the safest areas in
South Wales and crime rates are falling, however if you do need to contact the police in an emergency ring
but in a non emergency ring