Beat bogus callers by raising awareness

Bogus caller packs were handed out at a day centre for the elderly as part of a crackdown on crime.

Wednesday, 28th January 2015, 2:00 pm
PCSOs Paula Winder and Lucy Hesketh with a number of elderly people at Vale View Day Centre, informing then of the dangers of bogus callers.

PCSO Paula Winder of the Lancaster Neighbourhood Policing team put together a project called ‘Safeguarding the elderly and vulnerable’ and approached LANPAC (Lancashire Partnership against Crime) for funding.

PCSO Winder said: “The project was accepted and I have gained funding which was used to obtain the Bogus Caller packs, which contain a door mirror, a letterbox sticker and police and Crimestoppers numbers.

“The project is aimed at reducing crime around bogus callers, as well as improving confidence .

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“It also safeguards vulnerable people whilst raising awareness of the increasing problem of bogus callers.”

The packs were handed out Vale View Day Centre in Lancaster.