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Police warn public to be aware of cold callers

Cumbria Police are warning members of the community to be aware of illegitimate cold callers.

Fraudsters are telephoning people under the pretence of offering free home alarm systems but not disclosing installation or annual fees, which can be very expensive. Police have also received reports of cold callers working in the Carlisle area, visiting people’s properties and offering to repair damaged driveways.

The police are advising everyone to use caution if they receive a cold call. Never give any personal details over the phone and if unsure- hang up. If someone is at the door ask for identification, if they are unable to provide- shut the door.

“People should always be cautious and aware if they have received a cold call. Not providing any personal details and being vigilant can help prevent you becoming a victim of fraud.”

– Claire Stevens, Crime Prevention Officer