It has come to the attention of Blackpool Police that there’s been a male cold calling at residential addresses in the Common Edge Road/School Road area as well as in Lytham and St Anne’s. This male has been attempting to sell household items such as cleaning cloths. It has been reported that the items have been significantly over-priced. We would advise that you do NOT buy anything from someone that you do not know. If you have any elderly or vulnerable neighbours please try and keep your eye out for them.
STOP – Before you answer the door, stop and think if you are expecting anyone. Make sure your back door and any other doors leading outside are locked before you go to the front door CHAIN – Open the door with the chain or door bar in place. These act as a barrier when talking to unexpected callers. Talk through a window if you can CHECK – Always ask for ID. Genuine callers will always have identification. If you are still uncertain, phone the organisation they say they are from and confirm the person’s identity. Genuine callers will be happy to wait. If you are in any doubt do not let them in, keep everything locked and call 101. Where a crime is ongoing or if there is an immediate risk to life you should dial 999 #BlackpoolNPT