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TVP Burglary Reduction Week

Alert message sent 05/12/2020 10:02:00

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Distraction Burglary
When unexpected callers turn up on your doorstep:
  • Look through the door viewer or window to see who is outside
  • If you decide to open the door put the door-chain or door-bar on first
  • Check the caller’s identity badge/card and if you are unsure close the door and ask them to wait
  • Independently look up their organisation’s phone number and call to confirm the caller’s identity – Do not use any phone number they may give you!
  • Do not feel pressurised into buying any items or services at the door.  Always get three quotes for work to be carried out
  • Remember official visitors will be willing to wait while you check their identity or make an appointment to return
Report any crimes or suspicious incidents to the police on: 101, or dial: 999 in an emergency!
Message sent by
Christine Lyle (Police, Neighbourhood Admin, West Oxfordshire)

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