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Cold Caller Scams reported throughout Brixham and Paignton

Alert message sent 30/07/2021 16:04:00

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Police would like to make you aware of the following scam which has occurred in your area.

COLD CALLERS currently in the area!

A group of males have been reported cold calling throughout the Brixham and Paignton areas over the past few days. They are knocking on doors and asking residents if they would like gutters cleared or light garden work completed. These males are demanding cash up front, and they then leave the premises either doing very little work or without carrying out any work at all. 

A majority of the persons being defrauded are elderly or vulnerable and often living alone.

Should anyone receive similar contact, please call 101 or e-mail 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk to report the crime. If at any time the cold callers become threatening or intimidating call 999.

Please keep an eye on any neighbours or family you have who are elderly or vulnerable and make them aware not to accept cold callers of any kind, but use a reputable and recommended company for all works and services.

Stay safe and thank you for your vigilance,
From the Brixham Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Abigail Seaman (Police, PCSO, Brixham)

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