Sharing your details over the telephone
A number of householders have been contacted by a company claiming to be from a Crime Research organisation. They ask questions about the security of your home, including if you have an alarm and if you are in a Neighbourhood Watch. You should not give this kind of information over the phone. The company are trying to sell security systems and charge a very high maintenance rate.
If you are unsure of a callerís identity on the telephone, ask them to write to you with the information they want to provide.
If you are interested in buying a security system, please seek a few quotes from companies that you trust, and be sure that you understand all of the costs involved, including ongoing costs.
To reduce the number of telephone calls you receive from companies trying to sell you items, register with the Telephone Preference Service: http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/
Maxton Neighbourhood Watch Team
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