Trading Standards officers in North East Lincolnshire are urging people to stay safe in their own homes by saying a firm “NO” to cold calling doorstep traders as part of national campaign.
Householders are encouraged to download a no cold calling ‘super sign’ from the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) website.
It follows a campaign that saw officers distribute over 800 TSI super signs in the Top Town Market and Freeman Street Market along with advice on how to deal with unwanted doorstep callers.
Consumers were advised to display the super signs to deter cold callers and informed that those who ignored such signs were liable to be rogue traders with no qualms about targeting the elderly and vulnerable.
Neil Clark, Community Protection Manager responsible for Trading Standards said:
“I’m very pleased to have spoken with so many local people during these events, all aware of the problems around cold calling and now who will display the sign.”
For more advice about cold calling and other consumer issues visit the TSI website, www.tradingstandards.gov.uk.