Norfolk Constabulary Alerts – Cold calling, Email scams


Further reports of telephone and doorstep cold callers enquiring about ‘insulation’

Residents still need to be on their guard as we have received further reports of telephone and doorstep cold callers enquiring about properties insulation.

Reports this week have included doorstep cold callers in the Hethersett and Old Catton areas and a number of incidents of telephone cold calls.

Claims have often included that they are ‘part of a Government backed scheme’ and that ‘old’ insulation is ‘unsafe’ and ‘a potential fire risk’.

Always be very wary of claims made during a cold call and never agree to services, buy items or for visits or access to your property if approached in this manner.

Flyers offering driveway work

We are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of flyers being hand delivered offering driveway work in the Norwich and Broadland areas.

The flyers claim to offer a range of services and gives contact numbers but no further details about the business

Doorstep cold caller offering to ‘clean driveways and patios’

We are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of two men doorstep cold calling in the Dereham area offering to ‘clean driveways and patios’.

Never deal with cold callers looking to undertake work on or around your property.  If you are looking to have any work done only deal with reputable companies you have researched and chosen yourself and have obtained a written quotation from.

Emails claiming to be from ‘TV Licencing’

Emails are circulating claiming to be from TV Licencing stating you are due ‘a refund’ and then offering a link to ‘process the payment’.

These emails are not from TV Licencing and anyone following the link will be taken to a fake version of the TV Licencing website which will attempt to gather personal and financial details.

Anyone concerned about possible rogue trader activity in Norfolk can contact Trading Standards through our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline via their online reporting form or by telephone on 03454 04 05 06.

Looking for a Trader you can Trust?  Try a Norfolk Trusted Trader.  To search our directory and read feedback from their customers visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/trustedtrader

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