We all receive many unwanted sales calls at home but we have received a report that a Solihull resident has had an unsolicited telephone call from someone who was claiming to be working on a joint initiative between the Council and Government.
The caller was apparently promoting a scheme to provide health and safety within the home with a device that will alert the appropriate emergency service in the event of an incident. So if there’s a fire – the fire brigade will turn up; a burglary – then the police are contacted or a fall in the home – an ambulance would be called. The caller was suspicious so challenged them and they hung up.
Solihull Council and West Midlands Police can confirm that we are not promoting such a scheme.
A way of reducing the amount of unsolicited calls you receive is by registering with the Telephone Preference Service.
If you would like any advice on scams please contact Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06.