Cold callers operating in Monmouthshire

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Neighbourhood Watch, Gwent Police, Owl logo

We have recently received a number of calls from residents in the Monmouthshire area. It has been reported that males are knocking on doors; trying to sell items, offering to clean guttering or purporting to be working in the area.

Unfortunately, these days not everyone who calls at your door is who they seem to be - so you should always be on your guard. Follow the Three Step Plan:

1. If in doubt keep them out

It sounds simple, but if you don't let someone in - they will go away. Don't let them pressure you into opening the door.

2. Be prepared. Be in control

Think about what to say to doorstep cold callers in advance. And keep a list of key contact numbers near your phone so you can check out legitimate callers. Ask all other unwanted callers to go away.

3. Call a neighbour or the police

Contact a local relative or nominated neighbour who can help verify a cold caller. If you think someone is a rogue trader call us on 101. To report a distraction burglar or rogue trader who has taken your money and is still in the area - call 999.

Further crime prevention advice can be found by clicking on this link

If you need to reply regarding this message, contact Leeanne Husselbee:


Leeanne Husselbee
OWL Co-ordinator
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: owl@gwent.pnn.police.uk