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  • I haven't watched live TV / used iPlayer (being a Doctor Who fan can have its downside... Still haven't seen any of Jodie's Doctor) in so long I forget exactly how many years it has been - I fill out the online declaration every 2-3 years or so and haven't had the misfortune of receiving any letters.

    No one has every called at my place and hopefully no one every will but if someone does, do they have a uniform that identifies them as my front door is solid and most times I never know who is there until I open it. Though I am getting another security camera for the front of my property this year.

    No issues - Just trawling the forums on a night shift and the idea came to me whilst reading the last 5 or 6 pages.
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    No one has every called at my place and hopefully no one every will but if someone does, do they have a uniform that identifies them
    Not as best I can tell. If they did then people wouldn't have to ask them for ID.
    Cheryl
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    cw18 wrote: »
    Not as best I can tell.
    No they don't have a uniform. The typical TVL field worker is a middle-aged man in casual clothing. They used to be equipped with a clipboard, but now a hand-held computer is more likely. There are a few female TVL field staff, but they seem to be a small minority.
    If they did then people wouldn't have to ask them for ID.
    There are only a few instances where uniformed staff are given a presumed authority by laws or bye-laws, and even if TVL gave their staff a uniform, it would still be worthwhile to check their ID.
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  • Thanks for the information - I always ask for ID, even from uniformed callers. I'll just stick to the tried / trusted 'Jehovah's witness' response: "Thanks but no thanks" and close the door without confirming or denying anything.
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    I'll just stick to the tried / trusted 'Jehovah's witness' response: "Thanks but no thanks"
    I've always found that "I'm a blood donor" serves well for discouraging Jehovah's from stopping to chat ;) It's one my Dad used, and it's true for both of us. Not sure it would quite so effectively with Crapita though :D
    Cheryl
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    I thought a line of salt across the threshold kept them out.
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    what, JW's or TVL's ?:rotfl: (or both !)
  • I used to know the whole demon exorcism passage used on 'Supernatural' I might give that one a try if they come calling. I do keep a bottle of holy water by the front door for a mini font that I have! :A
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    TVL Goons who visit my house are all either ex cons or old men who wear jumpers on top of a shirt and tie.
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    The only one I've seen at my door was a jumped up little s.... with aspirations above his station. He had neither the stature or presence to be anything more than a small annoyance.

    The best deterrent to prevent them from entering a property is a locked door. Anti vampire & zombie charms are not (normally) required. A magical spell uttered in old Saxon or Norse comes in handy if the door lock fails.
    Her courage will change the world.

    Treasure the moments that you have. Savour them for as long as you can for they will never come back again.
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