Warning after fake window cleaner steals cash in Rochester and Strood
A bogus caller pretending to be a window cleaner is
preying on elderly residents in Medway.
In one incident he tricked his way
into a woman’s house in the City Way area of Rochester and stole
£100 from her purse.
Medway Council’s trading standards
team have issued a warning to householders to be on their
Four cases have been reported in
the Strood and Rochester area in seven days.
Cllr Mike O’Brien, in charge of
community safety, said: “If you are concerned about a cold caller
who has knocked at your door please report the matter to the
trading standards helpline on 08454 040506 and if you feel
threatened or intimidated report the matter to the police.”
The advice from the Home Office is
that you should Lock, Stop, Chain and Check to protect yourself
from being a victim of crime.
Lock – Keep your front and back
doors locked, even when at home.
Stop – Are you expecting
Chain – If you decide to open the
door, put the door chain on first.
Check – Ask for the caller’s ID and
check it by phone.
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