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Added: Wednesday 2 May 2012
Please note that this is archived material and may not necessarily reflect the current position of Northamptonshire Police
Police are warning residents against rogue traders following an incident in the Raleigh Close area in Corby on Tuesday 1 May.
A man called at the home of an elderly woman who has Alzheimers and is particularly vulnerable, and attempted to obtain money for a service that cleans drives, gutters and roofs.
Officers are encouraging people in the area to be vigilant have also issued the following advice to residents:
· Do not open the door if you do not recognise the caller
· Always ask for ID, if necessary take a contact number for the company and verify if the caller is genuine
· If the caller does enter the house, do not leave them unattended
· If you feel concerned, dial 999
If anyone has suspicions or concerns that distraction burglars or rogue doorstep traders are operating in your neighbourhood or targeting someone you know, ring the dedicated doorstep crime number on 0345 23 07 702.