Good morning Everyone
Please see below some information from the PSNI Crime Prevention Officer that you may wish to share with your parishioners especially those not on social media.
PCSP Development Officer
With our society currently in a very different place to what we are used to we are continually looking at ways of keeping you informed about issues that may affect everyone, particularly the elderly and vulnerable who are self-isolating or shielding due to Covid19.
We have a lot of people working tirelessly in the community to support our elderly and vulnerable, playing a vital role in keeping people connected and well supplied. Unfortunately we have received information to suggest that SOME individuals claiming to be good Samaritans are calling at elderly person’s homes offering to take weekly collections to their local churches and in some cases offering to collect prescriptions and groceries for a cash sum. We urge everyone to be cautious and follow this advice:
- Only use the services of people you know and trust
- Please ensure you speak with a trusted member of your Church to arrange collection or alternative methods for paying your weekly collections.
- Be alert to online and telephone scams, do not share personal or financial details with anyone.
- Keep your doors locked at all times. Use your door chain or peep hole. Check ID, call 101 Quick Check to confirm identity. Please display No cold calling stickers or the nominated neighbour scheme.
If you see something suspicious in the area that you live in or are concerned about an elderly member of your community, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 10