Many honest businesses legitimately use the door stop selling technique and it can be a convenient way of buying goods. However, this becomes an issue if the sales person uses pressure tactics to trick you into buying something that you don’t want or need, or is poor value for money.
These sellers usually try to catch you off guard and appear polite and persuasive, whilst rushing you to make a decision.
If a doorstop seller won’t go away after you’ve said no, you can report this to us by calling 101 or by reporting them to Trading Standards (opens in new window) or Action Fraud.
For further advice and information on how to protect yourself from doorstop scammers, visit the Action Fraud website (opens in new window).