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Bogus call advice

Alert message sent 11/10/2018 17:05:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Offenders, commonly claiming to be from the water board, target

properties in order to commit distraction burglaries.

If someone knocks claiming to be from the water boardthen there

is every possibility that they are not a genuine caller.

Protect yourself and your property by following this simple safety


• If you are not sure who is at your door, dont open it!

• Check the identity of the caller by calling the company they are

claiming to be from i.e. gas, electricity, water and police use the

telephone numbers listed in your local directory or provided

independently by your service provider dont use any telephone

numbers provided by the caller they may be bogus

• Dont let them in until you are satisfied

• If in doubt keep them out!

• If you are suspicious call the police on 101

Please note: the Water boardno longer exists, it is an obsolete

phrase used only by bogus callers.

If you have any information relating to distraction burglaries in your

area or would like to report a crime please contact Thames Valley

Police via the non-emergency number 101.

If you dont want to speak directly to police you can contact the

independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded

and you will not go to court.

Message sent by
Robert Bliss (NHT, PSCO (bb), Banbury )

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