|Cheshire Constabulary – Cold Calling Warnings
– 20 Nov 2014
is a message sent via Cheshire
Police Alert. This information
has been sent on behalf of Cheshire
Biddle (Police, Home Watch Officer,
Cheshire Home Watch)
the warnings/information exampled below,
taken from recent calls to Cheshire Constabulary,
complaining about Cold Callers.
Cheshire police and Trading Standards
advise residents not to purchase goods or services from
cold callers knocking at the door. If you require any
of the goods or services exampled below we suggest you
ask a friend or neighbour for a reputable contact.
Between 11 and 19 Nov 2014
Nantwich - man offering to cut trees
Macclesfield - man ‘claimed to be working
with/on behalf of the police’, trying to sell front doors
- man ‘claimed to be approved by the police’, trying
to sell double glazing
Poynton - phone call offering ‘a service
to stop cold calls to land line’, asking for bank details
Wilmslow/Handforth - phone calls offering
‘a service to get a Council Tax refund’
- man offering roofing work, driving a van. Rude when
Great Barrow - man with a van offering
mattresses for sale.
Numerous reports from the following areas:
- Holmes Chapel, Cranage, Handbridge, Upton, Neston
‘young’ men selling household products,
reference to young offenders. Some complaints of aggressive
language/rudeness. Police have checked some ‘hawker
paperwork/cards’ – none found to hold the appropriate
reports over recent weeks of phone calls claiming to
be from Microsoft, asking for access to a home computer
to fix a virus.
be grateful if you could find some time to warn residents
who you feel may be especially vulnerable to this type
If you ‘feel
concerned’ about anyone behaving suspiciously, especially
where a vulnerable neighbour may be involved, call Cheshire
police to report your concerns.
Please try to write down a description
of any vehicles or suspicious people. A vehicle registration
and description is especially helpful.
crime and non-urgent information – ring 101
In emergency ring 999
For additional information about your
local policing team, or to read their recent tweets (you
don’t need a twitter account) go to the Cheshire police
web site:- www.cheshire.police.uk
Other Homewatch pages of current relevance: Local
crimes in the Macclesfield Division including Bollington, Kerridge
and Pott Shrigley.
If you haven't looked at the homewatch pages before we recommend
looking at the homewatch home page.