Be Careful Who You Answer Your Door To

URGENT: Unsolicited canvassers operating in the Bentilee area

We have recently received reports that canvassers have been targeting the Bentilee area, also claiming they are working for EPIC !

Please take extra care when answering the door and make sure you always ask for ID.

EPIC staff and our contractors will always carry ID – please do not hesitate to ask for this when we visit you.


Some tips from Age UK on protecting yourself from doorstep scams
  • Only let someone in if you’re expecting them or they’re a trusted friend, family member or professional. Don’t feel embarrassed about turning someone away.
  • Don’t feel pressured. Don’t agree to sign a contract or hand over money at the door. Think about it and talk to someone you trust.
  • Check their credentials. You should always check someone’s credentials – a genuine person won’t mind. You can phone the company they represent or check online, but never used contact details they give you.
  • Don’t share your PIN. Never disclose your PIN number or let anyone persuade you to hand over your bank card or withdraw cash.
  • Call the Police. Call the police non-emergency number 101 if you’re not in immediate danger but want to report an incident. But call 999 if you feel threatened or in danger.

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