Police warning over doorstep traders

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Police are warning people to be careful when dealing with door to door callers.

Doorstep callers were out in and around Hillside, Horsham, on Tuesday, offering to power clean driveways for householders.

One resident called the police at 2.55pm.

A statement from Sussex Police said: “The area was checked and officers have spoken to several residents. At this stage there has been no report alleging that any crime has been committed.

“We would however 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.”

More advice is available at: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/consumer-advice/doorstep-callers/

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