Sutton pensioners targeted in sneaky cold calling scam

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Elderly residents in Sutton have been targeted in a cold calling scam and are being urged to stay vigilant by Trading Standards.

Pensioners’ homes in the Sheepwash Lane area have been victim of a hoax business scheme.

A woman enter their homes - uninvited by an unlocked back door and without the homeowners knowledge- and lay down two non-slip rugs on their floor and sell them claiming they aid mobility.

Trading Standards have urged residents to be careful and not to let traders into their homes.

A spokesman for Trading Standards said: “Remember that if a trader is in your house you have the right to ask them to leave, if they don’t immediately do so they are committing an offence.”

He advised residents not to purchase goods or services from cold callers.

The female has been described as being white, 5’2 feet tall aged in her 50s – 60s and was wearing a dark hat and dark quilted coat.

She was in a small white or grey van believed to be driven by a white male aged in his late 20s.

If anyone has concerns about this contact Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 040506.