Scams

"Electricity meter" scam running in Herne Hill:

 

Lady came to the door
asking for 3 pounds to top up her electricity key, said she lived a
couple of doors down.

 

This is a scam which has unfortunately been
running for a while.

 

This is what we've since found out about prepay electricity meters:

You
get a warning which informs you that you're low on credit. If you
ignore that warning and your credit goes below 50p you can activate £5 of emergency credit. £5 of electricity credit will last the average household a reasonable amount of time in order to go and top up. Therefore, there should be no real reason to go door knocking for money.

  

 

 

 

Information on scams can be found on the Crime Stoppers website:

 

http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/crime-prevention/helping-prevent-crime/scams