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FIRE SAFETY

GUARD AGAINST THEFT OF HEATING OIL

POLICE ADVICE ABOUT SECURING YOUR HOME

DOORSTEP SELLING THE DO'S and DON'TS

TELEPHONE SCAMS

E-MAIL SCAMS

 


FIRE SAFETY EQUIPEMENT

 

Smoke alarms are the most important thing you need in your home. Read what Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue advise on them - and use their e-mail reminder service to get regular reminders to check the batteries on your alarms.

And as you are reading this about smoke alarms - GO NOW AND CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARMS.


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Guard against Theft of Heating Oil

 


 

Police Advice about securing your home

 


 

DOORSTEP SELLING THE DO'S and DON'TS

From Eric Spoelstra - Cambridgeshire Constabulary

 

If a doorstep seller knocks at your door

DON'T

· believe all callers are genuine.
· believe the 'scare stories' a sales man may tell you - they are rarely true.
· believe genuine tarmac companies have 'loads over' - they don't.
· believe a cash deal is easier and cheaper.
· sign anything or pay for anything until you are sure about it
· believe special deals 'today only'- it's high pressure selling.

 

DON'T ANSWER YOUR DOOR UNLESS YOU ARE SURE.

DO
· check the identity of the caller by asking to see an ID card.
· challenge anyone looking over your property- did you give them permission.
· consider if you really need the work done. Think before you decide. Shop around for the best deal.
· ask the caller to leave you with information to study at your leisure.
· remember you should be given a right to cancel a contract after 'cold calling'.

 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE APPROACHES WHICH MAY BE MADE
1. "I'm doing a survey"
2. "I advise on house security /house safety"
3 "You have a loose tile on your roof
4 "We were working next door when we noticed........"
5 "We are only in this area for a week"

 

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TELEPHONE SCAMS

Here is some information and advice from Age UK on telephone scams - how to avoid being caught out. But remember these thieves and con artists are inventive - and will always be coming up with new ideas to steal your identity or cash.

 

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E-MAIL SCAMS

 

These are now reaching epidemic proportions. Here is some advice from the BBC on not being caught out by e-mail scams. But remember these thieves and con artists are inventive - and will always be coming up with new ideas to steal your identity or cash.

 

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