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#713347 - 2nd Aug 2012 1:35am Dodgy woman at the front door
Elizabeth Offline
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Just chatting with my daughter who said that today she had a woman come to the door saying she was doing a survey about loft insulation.
To cut a long story short, the woman asked if there was any insulation in the loft and then said she needed to come into the house and take photographs of the loft access! My daughter obviously said no and didn't let her in, and then closed the door on her.
The person to look out for is a black female, around the age of 23-25 and has a strong Nigerian accent. She had some kind of badge attached to her jacket but not a recognisable one, definitely not from the council anyway.

It could of course be innocent and above board, but still I think it's fishy that she would ask to take photos inside the house.
The area where my daughter lives is Bromborough, near the Merebrook Pub.

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#713360 - 2nd Aug 2012 7:52am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
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well even if this woman is legitimate your post has reminded people to check badges (i always intend to but never do)and to be weary who you let into your home
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#713361 - 2nd Aug 2012 7:52am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
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Elizabeth,

Have your daughter report this to the local police. Waste of time I know, but at least it is then on record.

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#713365 - 2nd Aug 2012 8:52am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
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Oh everyone pick on the black bird eh?

Tut tut.

no
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#713370 - 2nd Aug 2012 8:58am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: _Ste_]
polo_phil Offline

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Registered: 9th Jan 2009
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Oh everyone pick on the black bird eh?

Tut tut.

no


I don't let blackbirds in the house Ste... The cat would eat them...

But on a serious note... An ID (like door to door people have) isn't hard to make these days so everyone be vigilant thumbsup

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#713376 - 2nd Aug 2012 9:13am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: _Ste_]
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I had a lad doing exactly the same thing last week in New Brighton. The minute he said he needed to go up and look in the loft was when I sent him on his way. So well done that daughter.

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#713390 - 2nd Aug 2012 9:35am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
JGL4693 Offline
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Registered: 2nd Nov 2011
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Loc: Wallasey
Its nothing to worry about - Its basically door to door sales providing loft insulation and cavity walls. It is annoying though!

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#713391 - 2nd Aug 2012 9:35am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Moonstar]
queenie Offline
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Why are they looking in the loft?

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#713407 - 2nd Aug 2012 10:24am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
pesto Offline
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It's normal for them to take a pic of the loft hatch. Be a waste of time if you agreed, then the guys come out and can't get there gear in coz you have a hatch the size of a spyhole.

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#713420 - 2nd Aug 2012 11:18am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: _Ste_]
ASE71 Offline

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Registered: 20th Apr 2009
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Oh everyone pick on the black bird eh?

Tut tut.

no


raftl

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#713427 - 2nd Aug 2012 11:43am Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
Dolphin123 Offline
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Registered: 3rd Jul 2012
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I have a daughter who lives in the Bromborough area and has just her loft insulated whether this is the same company I dont know.

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#713444 - 2nd Aug 2012 1:08pm Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
Dell1234 Offline
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Registered: 22nd Jul 2011
Posts: 37
Loc: Birkenhead
You should contact trading standards to advise them of this.

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#713503 - 2nd Aug 2012 5:37pm Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: _Ste_]
Tatey Offline
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Registered: 14th Apr 2009
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Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Oh everyone pick on the black bird eh?

Tut tut.

no


Do you think it might have been the Nigerian accent, never mind what colour she was?

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#713632 - 2nd Aug 2012 10:39pm Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Elizabeth]
Greenwood Offline
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Registered: 20th May 2011
Posts: 592
Loc: Greasby
There is loft and cavity insulation being offered in Wirral at present, but the canvassers for the Wirral Council 'Warmer Wirral' scheme, which is the only one I can speak for, would not ask to look at the loft hatch on a first visit; if you're interested you give them your information, then the people at the office get back to you and book you in for a survey visit; the surveyor does the checking. The freephone number for 'Warmer Wirral' is 0800 043 0151 (company is Energy Projects Plus, in Wallasey) and all the canvassers carry ID. Never let any cold caller over the doorstep, on principle.

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#713663 - 2nd Aug 2012 11:54pm Re: Dodgy woman at the front door [Re: Greenwood]
reddragon Offline
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Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
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a friend of ours had a bloke call yesterday same routine as previously posted above and she was wary and denied access to which the guy said bout calling back today at 2pm needless to say he didnt show up, location check is brookhurst avenue area many thx to Elizabeth for starting this post
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