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Increase in Cold Callers

Alert message sent 08/03/2019 17:04:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch


Over the past 2 weeks, Oxfordshire Trading Standards has seen an increase in cold callers offering products and services such as roofing, gardening and selling mattresses door to door.

Our advice is:
If you’re not sure don’t open the door.
 
1. Use a door chain to check who’s calling.
2. Don’t trade on the door step & never hand over money up-front or pay cash
3. Ask a trusted friend or family member for advice on reputable traders.
4. Display a “No Cold Calling” sticker outside your door.
5. Always report any suspicious activity.

Please also keep an eye out for any neighbours who may be vulnerable to this type of scam and consider being a ‘Friend Against Scam’  - visit https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/course.php/2/friends_against_scams_online_learning to spot the signs and how to protect others.

You can report any cold callers to the police on 101 or Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or 999 if you think someone is in danger of losing a lot of money and offenders are on scene (take as many details such as vehicles, registration, company details, descriptions as you can without endangering yourself).


 
Message sent by
Clare Percival (NHWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, West Oxfordshire and Cherwell Local Policing Area)
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