HIGH-PRESSURE sales staff from a burglar alarm company are targeting elderly people in the Kirkburton area.
Police have warned people to be on their guard against the telephone sales company which pushes for home visits and offers systems at high prices.
Dave Whitteron, Neighbourhood Watch Liaison co-ordinator, based at Holmfirth police station, advised people against getting involved with the companies, who were not locally based.
He said: "We are aware of a small number of alarm companies who conduct telephone sales around the North of England. They ring, arrange home visits and offer systems at exorbitant prices."
Mr Whitteron said anyone considering buying an alarm system should always ring crime prevention officers first to get suitable advice.
There were a number of excellent companies who provided a good service to elderly customers.
For advice ring the Crime Reduction Department on 01484 436839 or 01484 436840.