Doorstep Crime Warning
Conwy Council is warning the public to beware of potential bogus callers operating in the area.
A report has been received from a local resident who said a person claiming to be from ‘Care Connect’ had called at their house unannounced and asked to come in to test the Telecare Equipment.
The Council is urging residents never to admit anyone into their home, unless they are completely satisfied that the person is genuine and works for a legitimate, bona fide organisation. A trustworthy company will not mind having their credentials checked.
Trading Standards warn doorstep crime can affect anyone, but often elderly and vulnerable people are targeted by rogue traders offering home improvement services, or by bogus callers who claim to be from the council, police, health carers, market researchers or utility and phone companies.
They can be very persuasive and convincing in their approach and in what they say. It is easy to be taken in.
The message is simple - If In Doubt, Keep Them Out.
If you have any concerns regarding telecare equipment contact Galw Gofal on 0300 123 66 88.
Note: Galw Gofal, the Regional Call Monitoring Service, does not employ representatives to call at properties to test Telecare Equipment and staff would never visit a property without prior warning.
Posted on 29/01/2020