Rogue trader warning

Police are urging residents in the Sheringham area to be vigilant of rogue traders following a suspicious caller incident on Cypress Crescent.

The incident which occurred on Saturday October 30, at around 3.30pm, involved a men calling at a property in the area offering to resurface the elderly occupant's driveway.

Inspector Mike Brown, of Fakenham Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: 'We would urge residents to remain vigilant to cold callers and to be wary of anyone who calls unannounced and cannot provide credible identity documents.

'We would recommend that residents use a door chain and viewer to check and verify the identity of unexpected callers and report anything suspicious to police as soon as possible'

Norfolk County Council's Trading Standards Officers urge residents never to agree to have work done, or buy goods from, someone that calls unannounced at their door, or approaches them on the street.

Often such traders do not provide full names, trading addresses or contact telephone numbers, resulting in it being virtually impossible to trace them if there are any problems with the work or goods.

Such traders often ask for cash up front and fail to offer the entitled seven-day cancellation rights.

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Anyone concerned about suspicious activity in their area or with any information in relation to the incident should contact Norfolk Police on 0845 456 4567.