Beware of bogus caller in Cannock area

We received a call at 10.20am this morning (Thursday 10 December) reporting a potential bogus caller at a house in Cannock.

A male claiming to be from TalkTalk attempted to gain entry to the house in Melbourne Road for the purpose of checking the TV box, after first looking through the front window.

The occupants were suspicious of this activity as they do not have any contracts with the company.

The male, who was wearing a TalkTalk badge around his neck is described as black, late 20’s with very short black hair, 5ft 8 and of proportionate build.

The male insisted that he needed to come in but when he was denied access he has not forced the issue.

The occupant rang TalkTalk who confirmed that they did not have anyone in the area and that they would not operate in that way in any case.

Chief Inspector Geoff Knight, Commander of Cannock Chase Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “If a cold caller knocks on your door, don’t let them in and don’t be afraid to ask for ID so you can check and verify who they are with the company themselves. Call the police on 101 if you are suspicious and please remind elderly neighbours and family so they can avoid becoming a victim.”

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 201 of 10 December.

Alternatively, they can contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at  No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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