Warning of bogus house-to-house callers in Barrow
Last updated at 11:24, Friday, 14 February 2014
CUMBRIA Probation Trust and Cumbria Police have issued a warning to people in Barrow about bogus house-to-house callers.
In a recent incident, a homeowner answered the door to a young man who had a laminated ID card with the Cumbria Probation Trust logo on it.
He then attempted to sell household goods such as tea towels, flannels and dishcloths, saying he was doing it as part of his probation order.
Sarah Ward, director of operations at Cumbria Probation Trust, said the trust does not provide this service.
She said: “We want to make it absolutely clear that Cumbria Probation Trust would never get involved in any such activity.
“We do not have people knocking on doors or cold-calling to sell anything to the public.
“The stories these individuals tell can range from claiming they are on a course run by Probation to raise their confidence, to saying they have been told by Probation to do it as a means of improving their employment prospects.”
Residents who receive an approach of this kind are advised to politely refuse to purchase anything and to contact Cumbria Police immediately by calling 101.
First published at 11:19, Friday, 14 February 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
Be the first to comment on this article!
Make your comment
- UPDATE: Van driver sustains minor head injury after A590 crash
- Cumbria great-grandfather wins £727k share of Lotto jackpot
- Sandwich and coffee chains serve up jobs boost for town
- Barrow students sign up to save a life and continue Ulverston girl’s legacy
- Record day for young musicians at Ulverston contest
- Pupils hit a high note at South Cumbria Musical Festival
- South Cumbria Musical Festival entrants well versed in spoken word round
- Key performances from musicians at South Cumbria Musical Festival
- Firm hopes £5m Barrow Island flats revamp will attract new tenants
- Police investigate report of assault against boy at Barrow AFC ground
- Tribute to Barrow angler Don
- Barrow AFC winger hoping to be let loose on Stockport
- "We'll be ready" roars Barrow Raiders ace ahead of league opener
- It's 400-up for Ulverston-born Wilkes - Super League next target (2 comments)
- Hawcoat Park come close to causing upset
- Late flourish ends Furness hopes of flattening Fleetwood
- Cooksey does Brook Street proud
- Pete on the Beat: Home Nations have hard work to come
- Edmo: Barrow AFC can handle the pressure (1 comment)
- Edgy Barrow AFC draw a blank against Bradford Park Avenue (7 comments)
Visit our websites for...
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21
Power to switch
Walk to remember
Choosing a secondary school
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|