Staying smart about doorstep fraud

Hampshire Constabulary are aware of a number of doorstep fraud incidents taking place in the county and have provided helpful advice on how to stay safe and smart about it.

About doorstep fraud

Doorstep criminals come in many disguises, often as innocent members of the public, tradespeople or police officers. If they approach you and your home, they will try to find an excuse to enter your property to steal or charge inflated prices for ‘repairs’ they have undertaken with or without your permission.

Common excuses to look out for:

How to stay safe

Lock all doors

Say No

Ask for ID

If you feel threatened contact 999 and to report any doorstep crime call 101. You can send a text to 07781 480 999 or mini-com call on 18001 101.