Sergeant Jane Mortley

PCSO Michala Quinn

PCSO Christopher Tipper

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Penparcau

Date agreed: 23 March 2018

Action

Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door!
Across the UK, rogue traders and pushy doorstep sellers who use fraud to con vulnerable people into paying for unnecessary or vastly overpriced work to their home. Rogue traders are criminals who take advantage of householders by using high pressure sales techniques.  The work is often sub-standard or not required at all. It is not illegal for traders to sell at the door and legitimate callers will not mind if you shut and lock the door while you verify that they are genuine.  Rogue traders often offer gardening work or maintenance services at attractive rates but the quality of work is substandard, unnecessary or overpriced.  They often use persuasive sales techniques to encourage people into making hasty decisions.
If you wish to discuss any problems please contact Penparcau NPT.

Date agreed: 21 March 2018

Action

Patrols being carried out to prevent and deter ASB.

Local Events

There are currently no events for this area

Local Notices

Summary:

Byddwch yn wyliadwrus ynghylch twyll ffôn

Details:

Police in Aberystwyth are warning residents to beware of scam phonecalls following a recent incident involving a cold call from someone claiming to be a Metropolitan Police Officer. This person asked for both credit card and PIN number information to passed to them over the phone. These cold callers often sound very convincing, providing information such as operation names, collar numbers and station names but these details are not always genuine. They can also be persistent, calling back on a number of occasions.
PCSO Chris Tipper of Dyfed Powys Police said “It‘s important to be on the lookout for scams of this sort, especially if the phonecalls come totally out of the blue. Police officers will never ask you to divulge personal information such as PIN numbers to them over the telephone and a genuine police officer will have no issues with you calling back to confirm their identity. If you do contact them back to confirm they are genuine, don’t use a telephone number they provide, call 101, ask for their force and ask the operator to be put through to that officer”.
For more information on cold-callers and scam phonecalls, visit www.dyfed-powys.police.uk or www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Contact The Team

Email

AberystwythNPT@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

This email address is for Neighbourhood Policing issues only. For all other enquiries please use:

ContactCentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Telephone

101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message. In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Local Police Stations

Divisional Police Headquarters
Boulevard Saint Brieuc
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1PH

Telephone

Non-Emergency Number 101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message.

In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Fax

01970 625174

Front Counter Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 – 13:00 and 13:40 – 17:00

Open Bank Holidays
09:00 – 13:00 and 13:40 – 17:00

Closed Christmas day

Did you know?

The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.