Dealing with Cold Calling
Dealing with Unwanted Doorstep Callers
Unfortunately these days, not everyone who calls at your door may be a genuine caller, so you should always be on your guard. The person stood on your doorstep could be a legitimate caller, a rogue trader, or even a distraction burglar.
Bogus callers and rogue traders are a menace to everybody, but especially to older people. The problems they cause are well known to Trading Standards and the Police. Doorstep crime can affect anyone, but often older and vulnerable adults are more at risk from becoming victims of bogus cold calling and rogue doorstep sellers.
If you have any suspicions about a cold caller they will more than likely continue knocking on doors in your neighbourhood until they find someone who may be vulnerable. If the police don't know about them - they can't do anything. So, if someone suspicious does call at your door, always report it and call 101 to help safeguard our community
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