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Shut Out Scammers - Advice

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Shut Out Scammers - Police Advice
 
The following message has been circulated by Police Scotland Forth Valley Division as part of the Police Scotland annual fraud initiative "Shut Out Scammers" which will run from Monday 15th April 2019 until Sunday 21st April, 2019
 
The effects on members of the public from fraud can be extreme in terms of finance and wellbeing.
 
Two words that will help us and you beat Doorstep Crime
No thanks
 
Anyone can be the victim of household scams
Be wary of cold callers at the door and on the phone, scammers can appear genuine, but just remember you are in control.
 
If in doubt, keep them out:
Keep front and back doors locked
If you have a door viewer or window within view of the front door check who is there.
If you have a door chain, use it before opening the door
Only allow persons into your home if you have a pre- arranged appointment and you are sure they are genuine
Always ask for identification
Check the company phone number provided in the phone directory, never use a number provided by the caller.
 
Further information and advice can be found on the following link:
 
https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/doorstep-crime-and-bogus-callers
 
 
Message sent by
Willie Clark (NHWN, Community Engagement Officer, NW Scotland)

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