Doorstep scams

Here are a few tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a doorstep scam:

  • visited by a stranger out of the blue - be suspicious and never invite them into your home!
  • is the visitor acting like they are doing you a favour or going out of their way for you - ask yourself why?
  • if you are interested in what the visitor is offering; shop around first and buy from a reputable business
  • don't be rushed or intimidated into a making a decision
  • if in doubt, politely ask them to leave and close the door
  • never pay money or provide your bank details to someone you've never met
  • if you suspect the visitor isn't who they say they are - close the door and make a call to see it they are genuine

If you are visited by someone, trust your gut feeling - if it doesn't sound right or seems too good to be true, then it probably is!

How to report a scam

Please call 03454 04 05 60 if you spot a scam.

Silence is a scammer's best friend: if you spot it, report it.

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