Residents sign up to scheme to tackle cold callers across the district

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Residents sign up to scheme to tackle cold callers across the district Residents sign up to scheme to tackle cold callers across the district

Residents in communities across Bradford have signed up to a scheme aimed at reducing numbers of ‘cold callers’ operating in their neighbourhoods.

Police are working with trading standards officers and other partners in an attempt to make it more difficult for ‘cold callers’ to succeed.

They are people who make unsolicited visits to residents homes, offering goods or services which have not been requested.

Often, cold calling is linked to crime and specifically distraction burglaries.

Communities in Bradford which have taken up the offer of a control zone include Addingham, Bierley, Burley in Wharfedale, Buttershaw, East Bowling, Eccleshill, Frizinghall, Great Horton, Holme Wood, Thackley and Thornbury.

To find out more go to ts.wyjs.org.uk/wyjs- trading-doorstepcrime or call Citizens Advice on 08454 040506.

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1:56pm Mon 19 May 14

Michael Manus says...

The biggest culprits for this is the Charities, I for one will not provide a complete stranger with my full name, DOB and bank details.
The biggest culprits for this is the Charities, I for one will not provide a complete stranger with my full name, DOB and bank details. Michael Manus
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1:11am Tue 20 May 14

Raj2121 says...

The biggest thieves are the gypsies selling furniture, they called at my house selling sofas so we told them we already have new ones so a few hours later we noticed our hosepipe missing. If your reading this we want our hose back
The biggest thieves are the gypsies selling furniture, they called at my house selling sofas so we told them we already have new ones so a few hours later we noticed our hosepipe missing. If your reading this we want our hose back Raj2121
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10:17am Tue 20 May 14

Not so simple says...

Don't forget the councillors and candidates knocking on your door to get your vote: these guys also need to be seen as a nuisance
Don't forget the councillors and candidates knocking on your door to get your vote: these guys also need to be seen as a nuisance Not so simple
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