Police issue warning of rogue doorstep seller in Exeter

Police are warning residents to be aware a rogue doorstep seller has been reported in Exeter.

Trading Standards has received reports of a doorstep seller offering cleaning products, and claiming to be on a young offender rehabilitation scheme, operating in Exeter.

Police are urging people to report rogue sellers and are advising against opening the door if in doubt.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Trading Standards have received reports of a doorstep seller offering cleaning products, and claiming to be on a young offender rehabilitation scheme, in the Exeter area.

“If you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police. If you are concerned rogue traders are operating in your area, always report it.
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“If someone knocks on your door and you are not sure, don’t open the door, and recommend not buying from unsolicited doorstep callers.”

If you would like a ‘no cold callers’ window sticker to help protect your home, you can request one via Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06.

For more information about dealing with doorstep crime, see here

 

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