Survey Awareness Message
Survey Awareness Message

Survey Awareness Message

Police and Neighbourhood Watch would like to make people aware of the
following report on BBC?s ?Watchdog? programme featured on 4 November 2010
about the following survey that is soon to be sent to over 1 million homes.

N-Power, Unilever and Talk Talk are among the many companies
sponsoring a survey that is to be sent out by TNT.
They request you fill in a questionnaire detailing your personal information
and to leave it on your doorstep in an unsealed paper bag for
collection the following day.

The questionnaire is five pages long and contains one hundred and
eighty six questions about your personal circumstances.

The Information Commissioner's Office has stated that;

"These surveys usually require people to provide a large amount of
personal information - ranging from whether they have any
outstanding medical conditions, to details of their household income.
Anyone approached to fill in one of these surveys should think twice
before leaving information like this on their doorstep. They should be
aware that anyone could potentially pick it up, opening the way to
identity theft. People completing these forms should also understand
who will have access to their information and what it will be used for."

More advice and information is available from the Watchdog website

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