Police are warning residents living in the Pinhoe area of Exeter of rogue traders cold-calling at homes offering roofing services.
Devon and Cornwall Police warned against agreeing to work carried out by unwanted doorstep sellers, and urged residents to report rogue traders.
Anyone feeing intimidated by a doorstep caller should contact the police, the force said.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Intelligence suggests rogue traders may be operating in the Pinhoe area of Exeter and surrounding areas, offering roofing services.
“Do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers.
“If you want work doing in your home or garden, take time to get three quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time.”
They added: “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.
“If someone knocks on your door and you are not sure, don’t open the door.”
For advice and information on rogue traders, see here.
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