COLD CALLER WARNING - Davenham Parish Council

Davenham Parish Council has received information from Cheshire
Constabulary to warn residents 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.
Examples of these recently in the Cheshire area have been:
 Men offering to cut trees
 A man ‘claimed to be working with/on behalf of the police’, trying to sell
front doors
 A man ‘claimed to be approved by the police’, trying to sell double
 A phone call offering ‘a service to stop cold calls to land line’, asking for
bank details
 Phone calls offering ‘a service to get a Council Tax refund’
 A man offering roofing work, driving a van. Rude when refused.
 ‘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 Pedlars Certificate.
 Numerous reports over recent weeks of phone calls claiming to be from
Microsoft, asking for access to a home computer to fix a virus.
We would be grateful if you could find some time to warn residents who you
feel may be especially vulnerable to this type of approach.
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.
To report crime and non-urgent information – ring 101
In emergency ring 999