Police warn residents about cold caller scam

Police have warned local people to be wary of cold callers after at least two Harrow residents were targeted in a suspected scam.

The householders were contacted by callers claiming to be from a security firm working with the police or part of a government scheme to protect homes.

They used the company name SSH Fire and Security Limited and gave a phone number – 0845 413 3775 – which does not exist.

Police said the tricksters may well be using the name of a legitimate company that is not involved in their scam.

But stressed there were no such police or government-backed security initiatives currently running in the Harrow area.

They warned residents not to provide any personal details if they are contacted in this way and to inform them immediately by calling 101.



Families invited to meet emergency services

Harrow residents have the chance to meet their local emergency service teams in the town centre on Saturday, June 6.

The event in St Ann’s Road will give children and adults the opportunity to get up close to emergency vehicles and meet the people who operate them.

Services attending include the London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, and traffic cops and dog handlers from the Metropolitan Police.

As part of the event, which will run from 3-5pm, road and transport officers will be offering free bike marking for cyclists and there will crime prevention advice.

Representatives from Harrow Council will also be there to meet the public and address concerns.