Hampshire residents urged to report suspicious calls

Residents are being urged to report any suspicious calls asking them to buy advertising space from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. A business on Hayling Island reported a man with a Liverpudlian accent trying to sell them an advert in a supposed drink-drive booklet. The caller, who said he was from "Hampshire Fire and Safety", called himself Mr Jones and said the booklet was being produced in conjunction with police. When questioned as to his real identity, the crank caller got angry and hung up. Hampshire Police and Hampshire Fire and Rescue are urging people to ignore any such calls and report them to police. Residents should call 101 to report any suspicious sales calls.

For more information on fraud and scams, visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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9:58am Mon 29 Oct 12

G0Rf says...

I get these scum bags phoning me all the time to try and buy advertising space....quite often they will start by saying
Hello im calling from the police, dont worry theres nothing to worry about and then laugh and say they are running road safety books to be given out at schools etc.
Also had wall planners/calendar etc.
They always say they are to do with a local police/fire or they have said they can get me advertising at all the local doctors surgeries.
Oh another one was advertising on the back of pizza hut menus.

They usualy sound like Amir Khan.
At least I know where I can report them to now....but they always with hold their number so dont know what the point in reporting is?
I get these scum bags phoning me all the time to try and buy advertising space....quite often they will start by saying Hello im calling from the police, dont worry theres nothing to worry about and then laugh and say they are running road safety books to be given out at schools etc. Also had wall planners/calendar etc. They always say they are to do with a local police/fire or they have said they can get me advertising at all the local doctors surgeries. Oh another one was advertising on the back of pizza hut menus. They usualy sound like Amir Khan. At least I know where I can report them to now....but they always with hold their number so dont know what the point in reporting is? G0Rf
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