How to beat the bogus caller

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The Home Office has produced a variety of
publicity materials relating to aid practitioners raise the
awareness of the crime of distraction burglary to members of the
public.

  1. Lock, Stop, Chain, Check leaflet
  2. Lock, Stop, Chain, Check door sticker
  3. Lock, Stop, Chain, Check poster
  4. Distraction Burglary: tackling bogus caller crimes
    video
  5. Closing the Door on Bogus
    Callers video
  6. Closing the Door on Bogus Callers video (subtitled)
  7. Closing the Door on Bogus Callers CD-rom
  8. Lock, Stop, Chain, Check leaflet (large print)
  9. Lock, Stop, Chain, Check audio cassette

Multiple copies of the above materials can be
ordered from Prolog on 0870 241 4680. Please quote the
product reference number.

 

Lock, Stop, Chain Check: How to beat the bogus caller (FDS1)

Lock, Stop, Chain Check: How to beat the bogus caller is
an advice leaflet, with information and guidance for householders on
how to protect themselves and vulnerable members of their
family.  

It is also available in Arabic (A), Bengali (B), Chinese (C),
Gujarati (G), Hindi (H), Polish (PO), Punjabi (PU), Urdu
(U) and Welsh (W). 

Title: How to beat the bogus caller
Author: Home Office
Number of pages: 14
Date published: October 2001 (Reviewed February 2005)

Contents

  • Lock, Stop, Chain Check when someone calls to offer work

  • Lock, Stop, Chain Check when someone calls for urgent help

  • Lock, Stop, Chain Check when someone official calls at your
    door

  • Report bogus callers

  • Doors, bars and chains

  • Passwords

  • Working together to help you

  • Other help and advice

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Lock,

Stop,
Chain Check: How to beat the bogus caller

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Quote product reference: FDS1 and
the associated language letter(s).

 

Lock, Stop, Chain, Check door sticker (FDS3)

The door sticker is 20x7cm and is designed to provide a
visual reminder to  follow safe doorstep behaviour. 
The sticker reminds people to keep all doors locked and when
answering the door to Stop, Chain, Check.  The ‘traffic
lights’ pictures are set out against a white background and
below each picture a sentence highlights the ideal
procedures.  It is available in English (FDS3) and Welsh
(FDS3 W)

 

 

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Lock, Stop, Chain, Check poster (FDS2)

The poster contains the Lock, Stop, Chain, Check
message to reinforce the safe doorstep protocol. It is for indoor
use only � display in day-centres, lunch clubs, community centres
and police stations. It is available in English (FDS2) and
Welsh (FDS2W).

Quote product reference: FDS2

 

Distraction Burglary: tackling bogus caller crimes (BOGUS20MIN)

This 22-minute video is designed for practitioners who want to
learn the most effective way of using , ‘Closing the Door on Bogus
Callers’, the video aimed at members of the public.

It aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the crime

  • Cover in detail the effects of the crime on the victim

  • Raise awareness of the various methods that offenders use to
    gain entry

 Quote product reference BOGUS20MIN.

 

Distraction Burglary: closing the door on bogus callers
(BOGUS8MIN)

This 8-minute video stars Annette Crosby and is designed to be
shown to members of the public.

It aims to:

  • Raise awareness amongst older people about the crime

  • Reinforce that they should not worry unduly about anyone
    calling at the door

  • Provide some simple steps to deal with unexpected callers

These messages will be conveyed best when the video viewing is
accompanied by a talk from someone who works with older people or in
crime reduction.

It is available in English, Arabic (A), Bengali (B), Chinese (C),
Gujarati (G), Hindi (H), Polish (PO), Punjabi (PU) and Urdu (U). 


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product reference BOGUS8MIN and
the associated language letter(s).

 

Closing the Door on Bogus Callers video (subtitled) (BOGUS8SUBa)

The subtitled version of “Distraction Burglary ...closing the
door on bogus callers
” 8-minute video is now available; suitable for those with hearing problems. The video features
actress Annette Crosbie who gives simple but useful advice on how to
stop bogus callers gaining access into your home.

Quote product reference: BOGUS8SUBa.

 

Closing the Door on Bogus Callers CD-Rom (Autoplay CD) (FDS CD)

“Distraction Burglary ...closing the
door on bogus callers
”  (8-minute) is now available on
CD-Rom. This format can be played on the PC or on most DVD players.

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product reference: FDS CD

 

Large Print “How to Beat the Bogus Caller” leaflets
(FDS1LP)

The large print format of the “How to Beat the Bogus Caller”
leaflet is now available, suitable for those
who find the print size used the regular leaflet too small. The
information contains in this leaflet remains the same as the one
found in the standard version.

Quote product reference:  FDS1LP (English) or
FDS1WLP (Welsh)

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Lock, Stop, Chain, Check audio cassette (FDS1AUDIO)

The new and improved 15-minute audio cassette is
now available; suitable for blind and partially-sighted people. It
contains advice from a police officer and tips on how to safeguard
your property against distraction burglars.

Quote product reference FDS1AUDIO.

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