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Doorstep selling

Doorstop selling involves fraudsters knocking at your door and trying to sell you something that you often don’t need.

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 or Action Fraud

For further advice and information on how to protect yourself from doorstop scammers, visit the Action Fraud website

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