Beware of unknown callers

We have received information of fraudulent callers targeting vulnerable residents.

We have received information to tell us that a company seems to be working in the Leigham area and we are warning our residents to be vigilant.

Recently a vulnerable tenant had money stolen by someone asking for charity donations. This was reported to police.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously in your area then please call the police.

Follow these simple tips to keep you safe from unwanted fraudulent cold callers:

Whenever you answer your door remember to lock, stop, chain and check.

  • Lock: secure all your outer doors as the person at the door may intend to distract you
  • Stop: think about whether your expecting someone
  • Chain: keep the chain on the door or look through the window or spyhole to see who is there
  • Check: ask for an identity card and examine it carefully. All PCH staff will have a contact number on their ID so that you can call in and verify who they are.

Put up a deterrent sign

You can put up a ‘no cold callers’ sign on your door or window, which should deter any cold callers from knocking on your door.

Password protect

You can set up a password with most utility companies so that you know who they are when they call round.

Check their credentials

All staff from PCH and other companies will have genuine ID cards with a phone number for you to call to check they are who they say they are.

Call the police

You can call 999 if you’re suspicious and the cold caller won’t leave or the police non-emergency number 101 if you’re not in immediate danger but want to report an incident.