Police offering free 'No Cold Callers' stickers
PUBLISHED: 17:30 19 January 2016
Officers are also advising residents not to rush to agree or sign any documents if somebody is looking for work or offering services.
Residents in Honiton and the surrounding villages are being offered free ‘No Cold Callers’ stickers for their front door.
The move has been fronted by Honiton’s neighbourhood team.
A police spokesman said: “You can’t pick out a criminal just by looking at them.
“If you don’t know who is calling at your door or you are unsure - don’t let them in.
“We urge Honiton residents to keep an eye out for elderly neighbours who may be more vulnerable to cold callers and need assistance.”
Police are also advising residents not to rush to agree or sign any documents if somebody is looking for work or offering services. The spokesman added: “It is a good idea to seek a second opinion first. Always properly check the identity of all callers if they are not known to you before opening your door.”
Displaying the No Cold Callers sticker is one of many methods to deter rogue traders, bogus callers and aggressive sellers. To get a sticker, message ‘Honiton Police’ on Facebook with your name and address and how many you require to receive a doorstep crime information pack.