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Crime Prevention scam in our area

posted 18 Jan 2012, 09:56 by Blackwater & Hawley NHW   [ updated 18 Jan 2012, 10:08 ]
It has come to our attention that someone has been calling within the local area to ask people whether they are aware of a new Crime Prevention Initiative/Scheme running locally. This person is not known to or working with the local Police and the details of the phone calls appear to be part of a scam, or are being made to induce information from the receiver. On hearing that the receivers are part of Neighbourhood Watch or are a bit savvy to scam callers the caller hangs up.

Please can we remind you not to give personal information over the phone or at the doorstep to anyone and to hang up if you feel the call is intimidating or a scam. Should anyone wish to report a call like this to the Police, they can do so via the 101 number.

There is no new Crime Prevention initiative running in this area, if there is you will be informed by your local Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator.