Police Connect Messages – Cold Calling Alert & Coronavirus Scams


⚠️ Cold Calling Alert ⚠️

In the first incident a resident in Poringland received a phone call offering servicing and cleaning of their solar panels. The caller arranged to visit the property the next day and requested access to the resident’s roof space. The resident was informed that they required a new part for £1500. The resident refused and the male left.

The second report links to the area of Diss and involves two males cold calling at residents’ homes offering roof insulation. The males’ show ID badges which do not have photo identification and state they are working in relation to a ‘Government funded scheme’. The males request access to the loft space and have been seen to take photos of properties.

🚫 NEVER deal with cold callers looking to undertake work on or around your property and NEVER allow them access to your home.
☎️ Any sightings of these cold callers should be reported to Trading Standards, Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133 or Norfolk Constabulary via 101.

Coronavirus scams

There are a lot of coronavirus related scams out there, here are a few things to look out for.
Share these messages with those you care about to help them become #ScamAware

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