Some criminals impersonate others to carry out crimes. These bogus callers can be quite
convincing and will try and talk their way into your home.
If you believe you have been visited by a bogus caller you should call the Police non-emergency number 101 to report the incident.
There are a number of steps you can take to prevent a bogus caller carrying out a crime in your home:
Let the police and your neighbours know if you have had a suspicious caller at your door.
Emergency situations can arise, so do not leave the chain or door bar restrictor on all of the time as this may cause a delay. Only put these on before answering the door.
West Yorkshire Police - Doorstep crime