Bogus callers - or 'distraction burglars' - are operating in south Manchester, trying to con residents out of money and steal items from their homes.
When someone you don’t know calls at your door follow these three simple steps to help protect yourself and your home from bogus callers.
LOCK – keep your front and back doors locked, even when at home.
STOP – before you answer stop and think if you are expecting anyone. Look through the spyhole or window to see who it is.
CHECK – if someone who looks official calls at your door always ask for and carefully check their ID card, even if you have a prearranged appointment. Do they look like the person on the card?
All City South Manchester staff, and contractors working on our behalf to deliver repairs or home improvements, will always carry photo ID. Please do check it and call the number on it to check they are genuine. Don't let anyone into your home without asking to see their identity badge with their photo on.
IF IN DOUBT, DON'T LET THEM IN