Bogus callers advice
Dated: 25 Sep 2012
Police are setting up crime prevention stalls at two events for older people in North and South Tyneside.
Officers will be advising visitors how to stay safe and avoid falling foul of bogus callers.
This supports the forcewide 'If in doubt, keep them out!' initiative, which aims to raise awareness of the problem of doorstep criminals - people who carry out distraction burglaries, such as bogus officials, high pressure doorstep salesmen and rogue traders.
Police want to help people keep themselves and their neighbours safe and avoid being taken in by fraudsters.
Neighbourhood officers will be handing out advice and doorstep crime prevention leaflets on Monday, October 1, at the following locations supported by the Age UK charity: