COLD CALLERS OFFERING GARDEN WORK EAST BERWICKSHIRE

Following the incident reported to us Paxton last week, we have received reports today of the same group of males operating in the Eyemouth Area. They are using a green Ford Transit Van and a White Renault Master van, cold calling on properties offering garden work.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT ENGAGE WITH ANY DOORSTEP COLD-CALLERS SELLING GOODS OR SERVICES

Please call police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency) to report if these males are in in your area.

Bogus callers and rogue traders may offer to carry out unnecessary or overpriced property repairs or garden maintenance or are selling goods door to door. They tend to target the more vulnerable in our communities. Please look out for any vulnerable neighbours potentially being targeted by doorstep callers and always report any suspicious vehicles or callers to us immediately by phoning 101 or 999 in an emergency. Note as much detail as possible including descriptions of callers, vehicle type, colour, registration number and direction of travel.

For further information on how to protect yourself, family and neighbours visit our Doorstep Crime and Bogus Callers page on the Police Scotland website http://ow.ly/WE8250AMeVc
and Trading Standards Scotland Website http://ow.ly/ofQ350AMeVb

For any community interested in introducing a No Cold Calling Zone in their area please contact your local community beat officer via 101.