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How to deal with cold callers
Keeping you safe in your home
What is a cold caller
A cold caller is someone who comes to your door that you are not expecting. They can be men or women.
They will try to sell you something that you do not want or need.
Cold callers will be polite at first and will seem friendly. They might ask you how you are.
Do not give your personal details out to strangers on your door.
If in doubt keep them out!
Opening your door safely
When someone comes to your door it is important to remember the following things:
Look through a spyhole or window to see who is there
Put a chain or bolt across the door before you open it
Always ask for I.D if you do not know the person
Do not say you are alone
Close the door if you are unsure or unhappy
If cold callers become a worry or nuisance:
You can go into your local police station and show your safe place card
You can tell your local PCSO
You can dial 999 if you are threatened or abused
You can phone 101 if they have left but you are upset