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Beware of uninvited callers

Alert message sent 06/04/2017 09:51:00

Information sent on behalf of Notts Police

Pump Hollow Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
 
A resident of Clipstone Road West has reported that a man cold called on Tuesday 4th April and told her that some urgent work needed to be done to her roof.
The man had what was believed to be an Irish accent and was driving a large white van bearing the words ‘Property Maintenance’
Our advice:
Always say "No thank you - please leave" and then immediately close the door.
If the trader won't go away, tell them that you will call Trading Standards. If you feel under real threat or in danger, you should contact Nottinghamshire Police.
Although doorstep calling is not illegal, the law states that a trader who ignores a resident's request to leave and not return commits a criminal offence.
 Any trader that puts you under pressure by suggesting you have to make a decision there and then, or that a "special price" is only available for a limited period in order to make you sign up, may be committing a criminal offence.
Doorstep traders are trained in sales techniques and can be very persuasive.
Be very wary of signing anything as you may give up your rights to cancel.
Visit www.ourwatch.org.uk  to download an Uninvited Traders Sticker to display in your front window or door.
 
Stuart Wright
Scheme Coordinator
 
 
 
Message sent by
Jill Fearick (Police, NHWN, Staff 7338, Mansfield Woodhouse (Mansfield North)

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