Police issue advice to Merton residents
Merton police are warning there have been reports that security companies have been cold calling residents offering to carry out installation of security alarms.
In some cases people have been told that these companies are affiliated with the police and that the alarms provided connect directly to the police station.
But this is not true, and advice from Trading Standards is as follows:
If you have been approached or wish to discuss this matter please phone 0808 156 2246 and you can speak to an advisor from Consumer Direct. Your enquiry will then be passed to Merton Trading Standards Department. Or you can contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team to report any suspicious behaviour.
There have been a number of cases in Merton where residents have been persuaded to part with large amounts of money (sometimes thousands of pounds) for unnecessary or poor quality work to their homes.
April 19, 2013