Suffolk Trading Standards - Rogues Going Door-to-Door

posted 14 Jul 2017, 06:44 by Chris Hoare

The following message is being sent on behalf of Suffolk Trading Standards

We have the following rogue trader reports that we would be grateful if you could share with friends, family and colleagues:

  • Individual reported going door to door in Ipswich, dropping off a leaflet asking to buy collectables, then calling back later. If you are considering selling any items, please get them valued by an independent expert so that you are aware of their true value.
  • Individuals calling at properties in Holbrook, Brantham, Ufford and Great Waldringfield, claiming to be "ex-offenders". Do not deal with them and report them to Suffolk Police on 101.
  • Cold callers in Trimley trying to change your energy suppler & pressurising for bank details.
  • Individuals in a van going door-to-door in Ipswich selling generators.
  • Trader reported going door to door in Mildenhall stating work is needed on the resident's roof & offering to repair it.

If you are approached at the door by a trader, do not deal with them and instead carry out research on any work you are considering having done, or any product you are considering purchasing.

Please report doorstep callers to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity. 


Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.


https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime


DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.


To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Police Connect Team

14 Jul 17

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