Alert from Safer Neighbourhood Team 21.2.18
Please be aware door-to-door sales groups known as Nottingham Knockers have been reported recently. The group can be persistent using pressurised selling methods for cleaning products. If any sales person comes to your door selling any products we would urge people NOT to purchase items at the door and NOT to give personal details out. Residents are also advised to use precautionary measures such as a door chain.

To sell on the doorstep a valid pedlars certificate is required (not just id with a the persons photo on).

Please look out for any vulnerable neighbours that may be an easy target for such unwanted callers.
If you spot any such doorstep traders, do not answer the door to them and report sightings to the non-emergency police line on 101.
Parish Councils may wish to set up NO COLD CALLING ZONES – these have succesfully been set up in areas of Burghill and Withington where a noticeably reduction of callers now visit. Please see the attached document from Hereford Council Trading Standards website for information on how to start a scheme.
IF IN DOUBT, KEEP THEM OUT!
Hereford Rural North Safer Neighbourhood Team
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