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Direct Selling

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an assessment of the merits of developing a password identification system to protect vulnerable people from bogus doorstep callers. (291791)

All electricity, gas and water companies have a doorstep password scheme which enables people to set up their own passwords to verify the identity of doorstep callers. I would encourage people to sign up to such schemes which can offer access to other services for vulnerable customers on the supplier's Priority Service Register.