Doorstep Crime

  • Unfortunately not everyone who calls at your door is who they say they are - so you should always be on your guard
  • Doorstep crime is when someone comes to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money or tries to get access to your home to steal items from inside
  • While there are many legitimate tradespeople and officials, it's wise to always be vigilant when you answer your door to someone you don't know
  • Criminals who commit doorstep crime can be pushy and persuasive, or appear to be kind and caring and it can be very easy to fall victim. It's especially important to be vigilant and aware if you live on your own

STOP - before you open the door and think about who it could be...

CHECK - who is at the door, using a window, spy hole or chain if you have one but don't let them in...

ASK - who they are, why they are there and what they want...

MAKE THE CALL - use your Nominated Neighbour Card, available from your Local Neighbourhood Team or contact a family member or friend.

Contact Information

National Trading Standards0345 404 0506Age Cymru0800 169 2081
Welsh Water0800 521 0130Wales and West Utilities0800 912 2999
Western Power Distribution    0800 096 3080Connect Gwent, Victim's Hub  0300 123 2133