WARNING: Residents told to be aware of bogus door-to-door scammers

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Councillor Doreen Holt and Gazette reporter Nick Hyde (cold calling story)./ / identity card / oap / security / doorstep / door / home / house / bogus caller/ survey / doorto door salesman /

Warnings over bogus door-to-door scammers have been issued to residents.

Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards issued the advice after a spate of people falsely claiming to be selling cleaning products as part of a Probation Service rehabilitation program.

They knock at doors and claim to be ex-prisoners who are attempting to mend their ways, before trying to sell the householder everyday household products at very high prices. The callers may also carry ID with official looking logos, but which are in fact not legitimate.

A spokesman for Trading Standards said: “Refrain from buying at the doorstep and not to buckle to pressure from salespeople offering supposedly one-off ‘buy it now’ low prices. If you are suspicious, call the police immediately on 101.

“We also advise residents to keep your front and back doors locked, even when you’re at home.”