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  • Community News: Distraction burlgaries

    There have been recent reports of distraction burglaries in the borough and we are reminding residents of some simple tips of how to protect themselves and their property.

    *If you are not expecting a workman be extremely cautious
    *Expect ID cards to be presented
    *Call the organisation stated if an ID is presented. A genuine caller will not mind or hurry a householder
    *Try and find the number for the organisation independently of any information on the ID card
    *Close the door when making the call
    *Organisations like "the water board" or "the gas board" do not exist
    *Ask for information about specifics like your account number if you are unsure of the caller

    We are also urging families with vulnerable relatives to talk to them about how to deal with unexpected callers so they are better prepared.

    Any suspicious callers should be reported to Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency 101 number or via the website