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Someone taking pictures through my kitchen window

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pollyerrington · 26/11/2019 10:37

Morning :)

I've just had an alert on my phone from my security camera. Some guy has just come up to my house, trodden on my shrub area in front of the kitchen window, and it looks like he's taken a photo. He's then stood in my drive and gone on his phone (texting by the looks of it)
He was wearing a lanyard but I couldn't make out the name or company. I'm in a new build so we do have workmen around doing stuff, but why would they be taking a photo?

Photo attached - he looks kind of official...

It's stressing me out!

Any thoughts?
Thanks

Someone taking pictures through my kitchen window
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mummmy2017 · 26/11/2019 10:39

I bet if it is anything important there will be a letter when you get home.
If not it may be the builder.

hopeishere · 26/11/2019 10:43

Is he taking a pic of that meter box in front of the house?

Winterdaysarehere · 26/11/2019 10:44

Can you go see the site manager?

pollyerrington · 26/11/2019 10:44

@hopeishere - nope he didn't take a pic of the box (plus it's locked) he took it of the kitchen

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slipperywhensparticus · 26/11/2019 10:44

Are you on benefits?

slipperywhensparticus · 26/11/2019 10:45

I would ring the non emergency police line and see if there is a scam running st the moment

TriangularRatbag · 26/11/2019 10:51

TV licence inspector? Have you got a licence?

Peggyflo · 26/11/2019 10:56

What a creep! Regardless where he is from he shouldnt be peeping through any windows. Ugh

FrostyGirl66 · 26/11/2019 10:59

my first thought was tv licence

Greenvalleymama · 26/11/2019 11:03

Although he’s wearing a lanyard he may not be official, thieves sometimes pose as officials to attempt to gain entry/ explain away their presence/ not arouse suspicion etc. Hopefully you will have a letter or note explaining who he was, but if not I would speak to the Community Police Officers or share the photo locally and let others know to be on their guard. He shouldn’t be taking pictures through your window whoever he is!

pollyerrington · 26/11/2019 11:04

Why would he take a photo for tv license or benefits?

I only watch catch up via wifi - it's a new build and they didn't install an aerial!

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JJSS123 · 26/11/2019 11:05

are you on benefits

Out of curiosity why would this matter? I don’t get it x

CuriousaboutSamphire · 26/11/2019 11:06

Call the non emergency police line, or your local PCSO if you know their number. It could be a local scam. Ours put up facebook warnings whenever this osrt of thing happens!

JJSS123 · 26/11/2019 11:06

I’ve had someone come and check my tv license before but he just knocked on the door and came in I highly doubt they would be allowed to take pics like that it’s essentially a peeping tom!

Orangerocks · 26/11/2019 11:07

Looks like it could be something to do with tv license, council tax overdue/debt collector, estate agents or a flying monkey from the DWP. Whatever it is, you have right to be protected from surveillance in your own home so taking pics through your window is a big no no!

Goodnightjude1 · 26/11/2019 11:11

No idea but the bloke looks like my brother!!! 😳

pollyerrington · 26/11/2019 11:11

@orangerocks I'm not overdue on anything (never have been)

If he didn't take a photo I wouldn't be bothered, but the photo is really bothering me

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ErrolFinn · 26/11/2019 11:13

Do you have a TV licence? I agree with previous posters that was my first thought. Did you see if they put anything through the letterbox?

BlackCatSleeping · 26/11/2019 11:15

Can you ask around your neighbors if anyone else saw him? Someone may have CCTV.

HavelockVetinari · 26/11/2019 11:16

Might be DWP if you claim any benefits.

Or a bailiff?

iMatter · 26/11/2019 11:16

My guess would be tv licensing.

They have amazing powers to snoop 👀

SunshineAngel · 26/11/2019 11:16

@pollyerrington Watching catch-up only doesn't automatically mean you don't need a TV license. Check the rules properly.

Also, I don't think anyone has used an aerial for years now. Everything's digital now, the analogue signals got switched off in 2012.

pollyerrington · 26/11/2019 11:18

@errolfinn I don't watch live tv (mainly amazon and netflix, All4) so I don't have a license - but that wouldn't explain why he took a photo.

Nothing was posted through the door

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ErrolFinn · 26/11/2019 11:21

@pollyerrington - you will need a TV licence to watch any catch up programmes such as All4.

ErrolFinn · 26/11/2019 11:22

Actually maybe I'm wrong, is it just BBC iPlayer you need it for?

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