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Liss - *Cold Caller Alert*

Dear Resident,

Please be aware that over the last 24hours we have received a number of reports of cold callers, or so called ‘Nottingham Knockers’ in the Liss area.

Cold callers are doorstep seller who target areas offering small household products or such like. Often these offenders are gathering intelligence for later crimes.

Usually they are dropped off in an area from a van and given a list of street to work. An hour or so later they are picked up and dropped off in another location. They often work from 9am – 9pm

They will knock on a door offering cleaning products and such like. Many people will purchase items just to get rid of them. There have been a case of elderly residents handing over large sums as these individuals can be very persistent and confrontational.

We would like to urge people to be vigilant, never feel pressurised into buying something, whether it is goods or a service and should contact police if you feel threatened or intimidate.

Please warn your neighbours, particularly elderly or vulnerable neighbours, not to open the door to strangers or buy anything being sold on their doorstep.

REMEMBER if cold callers don’t get any sales in your area – they are less likely to return.

Any concerns please report via 101 or online report by following this link - https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/




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