On Friday 2nd October 2015 a resident in Harrogate was contacted by a firm calling themselves the ‘Harrogate Crime Prevention Team’ stating they were aware of a rise in the number of burglaries on Harrogate Road and they wished to send a surveyor round to the property to look for “weak spots”. The caller stated they were working in partnership with neighbourhood watch. The consumer agreed to a visit and the next day he was visited by a representative of a local double glazing company. The original call would appear to be from a cold calling firm designed to get appointments for the double glazing company.

Please be aware of this type of call and report anything suspicious to Trading standards on 03454 04 05 06