Adam French, Which? Consumer Rights Expert, said:
“Which? warned of an increase in doorstep scams when restrictions started to lift earlier this year. We should all be wary of any unexpected knocks on the door.
“Adopting a blanket policy not to buy goods or services offered at the door is the best way to stop any would-be fraudsters in their tracks. Don’t be afraid of sounding rude when telling anyone who calls that you don’t buy services offered at the door.
“If you encounter a fraudster, you should report them to Action Fraud in England or call Policing Scotland on 101 in Scotland and if you have any safety fears, dial 999 immediately.”
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