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Hackney Homes warns residents about bogus callers

10:55 10 March 2014

Cllr Philip Glanville

Cllr Philip Glanville

Hackney Homes

Hackney Homes is warning residents to be aware of bogus callers posing as workmen and repairs staff.

A number of reports have been received from tenants who were recently approached by people claiming to carry out work on behalf of the organisation.

Residents are encouraged to always check ID cards before allowing people into their home. Hackney Homes staff and contractors carry identification cards on all visits.

Cabinet member for Hackney Homes and regeneration estates Cllr Philip Glanville said: “The safety of our residents is paramount to us. We ask all residents to be cautious when opening the door to someone they do not recognise and to be aware of callers who try to use distraction techniques to encourage tenants to leave their home.”

Residents who are unsure of a Hackney Homes visitor or want clarification regarding a home visit should call the repairs contact centre on 020 8356 3691.

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