November 22, 2017

Neighbourhood Watch

COLD CALLERS

This is a North Yorkshire Police Message – North Yorkshire Trading Standards welcome reports of traders who cold call at peoples properties in an effort to obtain work.

 As a service we have a zero tolerance approach to cold calling and doorstep crime because we are aware of the detriment that it can cause vulnerable residents.  Itinerant traders use this approach to take advantage of vulnerable consumers, often acting aggressively to railroad people into agreeing to over charged and unnecessary work to their homes.

At this time of year the weather improves and the number of cold callers increases.  Our advice is to be vigilant of anyone approaching you at your door or the door of any vulnerable neighbours; if you witness anything suspicious or any concerning activity, please report it to the Police via 101 or Trading Standards by calling 0845 40 40 506 or by emailing investigationsandsafeguarding@northyorks.gov.uk.