Beware of bogus salespeople, warn police

Police are urging residents to be careful when they are approached by door-to-door salespeople to purchase goods or services.

Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 11:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th December 2017, 11:58 am
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Residents are urged to take their time before making any decision about buying goods or having any work or services carried out to their home.

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Bogus doorstep traders often use a range of persuasive and emotional tactics to secure a fast sale and con people out of their money.

Police are reminding residents that door-to-door sellers must hold a certificate under the Pedlars Act 1871, which is granted by police.