BE STRANGER AWARE
Date Published: 20/07/2012
Knock, Knock! Who's there? Be stranger aware!
BEFORE YOU LET ANYONE INTO YOUR HOME, THINK!!
Bogus callers are people who claim to be employed by companies like water
companies or 'the water board', but who are only interested in stealing from
your property. More than 50% of bogus callers pose as water company employees.
Avoid keeping large amounts of money in your home.
If a bogus caller attempts to, or manages to, get into your home, inform the
Beware of anyone claiming to be from 'the water board' as the 'water board'
no longer exists!
Are you expecting anyone? It is rare for water company employees to need
to get into your home without arranging it with you first. Examine the caller's identity card.
MAKE SURE YOUR NEXT CALLER IS GENUINE
If the caller says they are from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, ring us on 0800 281 141to check their identity. A genuine caller WILL NOT mind waiting.
Make sure your front and back doors are locked at all times.
Look for logos on vehicles and clothing.
Use your door chain while checking the caller's identity. Speak to them
through a locked door - accept their identity card through your letterbox.
Password protection - register a password with your relevant water
company. Anyone from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water needing to gain access to
your property will know this word and use it on request.
IF IN DOUBT - KEEP THEM OUT!