Police are warning Exmouth residents to be aware cold-callers selling insulation have been reported in the area.
Devon and Cornwall Police are urging residents to use trusted companies and refuse work carried out by doorstep callers, saying the risks were ‘high’.
Police want to hear from anyone who has been targeted by the unsolicited callers.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “We have been made aware that there may be cold-callers offering insulation in the Exmouth area.
“We advise that you do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers, the risks are high.
“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.”
The police spokesperson 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.
“If a company claims to be working with a local council, contact the local council yourself to check this is true.”
Call police on 101. Dial 999 if immediate, or a crime is taking place. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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