‘If you’re not sure – don’t open the door.’
That’s the resounding message from the Consumer Council for Water which is urging elderly people and those living alone to register a security password with their water and energy company.
Signing up for a password is a simple and effective way to avoid becoming a victim of the nine bogus caller crimes that are reported to police each day in England and Wales. These criminals often pose as water or energy company officials to trick their way into people’s homes before stealing money or valuables.
You can read more of our top tips and how to register a password here