A parishioner recently had a phone call from a call centre – the number shown was 01332913168.
The caller tried to give the impression that they were from some sort of official ‘emergency services response’ organisation, with teams touring the area to ‘explain’ how the emergency services prioritise and respond to emergency calls. Ambulance and police were mentioned.
At first, the parishoner thought that it might have something to do with the area emergency response planning which the PC has had some involvement with, and so they did not immediately hang up. However, it quickly became apparent that this was a home alarm systems sales pitch.
Please be aware of this type of approach if you receive a similar call.