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Bogus Caller Activity - Falkirk Council Area

Alert message sent 25/06/2020 13:00:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

Falkirk Council Trading Standard are receiving reports of a company contacting residents in the Bo’ness area offering potential grants for roofing and roughcasting work.  

The company is possibly called A1 and they are advertising that they are already working with Falkirk Council. 

Falkirk Council can confirm that they are not working with any such company and there are NO GRANTS for roofing and standard roughcasting.  

  • If you have one, always use a door chain prior to answering the door. 
  • Always check who is at the door, either by looking through a window or using your spyhole. 
  • Do not engage with any cold callers wishing to carry out work on your property.  If they advise you that they have already completed work for you advise them to come back when other family members will be home. 
  • Do not agree to any work being carried out, if you feel uncomfortable ask them to re attend when a family member can be present. 
  • Never allow people who you don’t know into your home. 
  • Always ask for a check identification.  If in doubt phone the company or organisation they claim to represent 
  • If you do not have a scheduled appointment do not allow them into your home. 
  • Should you have anyone attend at your home under these circumstances please speak to other family members, friends or your home carer urgently. 
For further information on Doorstep Crime 

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, or contact CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)

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