What is the doorstep password scheme?
We want to help protect you from bogus callers. These are people who pretend to work for a company you may know, such as Severn Trent, so they can enter your home to steal valuables. Very few of our representatives need to come into your home but, just in case they do, our doorstep password scheme helps protect you and stay one step ahead.
Simply pick a password that you can ask for from any person who says they work for Severn Trent. When a caller arrives, they’ll need to phone our offices to get your password. This might take a few minutes, as the staff member will need to go through various checks to make sure that your password is as safe as possible. To protect you there are only a limited number of our team have access to them.
In addition to asking them for the password always check their identity card. If you’re still unsure, shut the door for a moment and call us on 0345 604 1655 so we can confirm their identity. Do not phone any number they give you.
Try to choose a password that’s easy for you to remember, but impossible for anyone else to guess.