This is the old familiar drugs awareness publication aimed at schools. Peter Smith, who runs Sutton Benger Post Office near Chippenham in Wiltshire, was approached a year or so ago by a rep selling space on behalf of Wiltshire Police for a booklet to be circulated to schools to prevent drug abuse. He smelled a rat and said no.

Now he has had a second cold-call asking for £250 for a half page. So this time he called Wiltshire Police. They had never heard of the publication but were concerned enough to send an officer to Peter’s store to confirm that it is a con (also known to be operating in Hampshire). It usually rears its head during the school holidays and I’m guessing that these are not the only two counties being targeted. So be warned.