Horsham residents reminded to be cautious when dealing with doorstep callers

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A reminder to Horsham district residents to be alert when dealing with door to door callers has been made following concerns raised on Tuesday (January 26).

AIn the afternoon police received a report that men were in the Hillside area of Horsham offering to power clean driveways for residents.

The area was checked and officers spoke to several residents. At this stage there has been no report alleging that any crime has been committed.

However, the Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team has taken the opportunity to reinforce advice on doorstep callers.

“We would like to remind residents to be cautious when dealing with door to door callers, and even outside the house itself to use their judgement in assessing whether the caller is genuine.

“If a doorstep trader puts pressure on you to make a payment or asks to escort you to a bank to make a cash withdrawal or to a cashpoint this is not the practice of a reputable business and their services should not be employed.

“If in doubt, do not engage with them and contact the police or Trading Standards.”

For further advice visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/consumer-advice/doorstep-callers/ Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

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