Nottinghamshire residents are being warned about salespeople who are knocking on doors to sell stickers which display a message that cold callers are not welcome.
There have been reports in the Broxtowe area that the cold callers are offering the stickers for £1 each.
Free door stickers warning cold callers to stay away are available to all Nottinghamshire residents via the County Council’s Trading Standards team.
Coun Mick Murphy, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Safety Committee, said: “It is very ironic that these salespeople selling no cold caller stickers are cold callers themselves.
“We advise people not to buy from cold callers to avoid getting involved in a potential scam and are offering free stickers which people can place on their door or front window to warn off door-to-door salespeople.”
For a free sticker call the County Council’s Trading Standards team on 01623 452005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘doorstep stickers’ and your name and address.
The Council’s Buy with Confidence directory has local 370 traders which have been vetted and approved by local Trading Standards officers. For more information visit Buy With Confidence or phone Citizen’s Advice consumer service on 08454 04 05 06.