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Suspicious Doorstep Callers – Coldstream and Greenlaw

We have received reports of incidents in Coldstream and Greenlaw involving doorstep cold-callers offering “left-over” tarmac.

We DO NOT recommend engaging with any doorstep cold-callers selling goods or services, please call police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency) to report them immediately.

From bogus callers to rogue traders, doorstep criminals are cunning, creative, and often very convincing. Anyone can be fooled as these people are professional con artists and tend to target the more vulnerable members of our communities.

Bogus callers and rogue traders may offer to carry out property repairs or garden maintenance or are selling goods door to door.

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.

Bogus callers will travel significant distances to commit this type of crime .

For further information on how to protect yourself, family and neighbours from doorstep crime please visit the Police Scotland Website https://www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/scams-and-frauds/doorstep-crime-and-bogus-callers/

For any community interested in introducing a No Cold Calling Zone in their area please contact your local community policing team via the Contact Us Form or our website https://www.scotland.police.uk/secureforms/contact/or via 101.


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Nick Walker
(Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)

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