Hello! Ten minutes ago a white man and a black lady (and I think there was another man steps behind them) knocked my door in Dartmouth road saying they were from a “deaf congregation” down the road and they simply asked me if I knew of any neighbours that were deaf. I found it very weird and I googled it and couldn’t find anything, which I found suspicious. Anyone has seen them? Any ideas of what this is about?
Oh I had them round last year asking if I knew anyone deaf locally. I wasn’t really clear who they were.
I just called the Police. They recommended to always ask for their ID and the name of the charity/congregation and double check with them (if they actually exist).
Does anyone know anything more about this? My husband was just approached by someone who asked if we have any deaf neighbours. Not that we know of - but as a hidden disability we wouldn’t necessarily know.
But is this a genuine reaching out or a scam? I don’t know if they had a genuine ID. If they come again we’ll ask them to leave a card or their contact details, should we think of someone who might be interested in their services.
@robin.orton do you know of a local church doing this?
No, I haven’t heard anything about this. It does sound rather odd.