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.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017, 11:55
News from Northumbria Police

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.

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

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