Incidents of cold calling
Police officers are warning residents in Kettering and Corby to be wary of 'Nottingham Knockers' after reports that they've been operating in the two towns.
'Nottingham Knocking' is a scam where individuals sell items from door to door at inflated prices, being transported together into an area by their employers. It can also be used as an opportunity to scout homes for potential burglaries.
'Nottingham Knocking' is thought to have originated in the city which gives it its name, with individuals pretending to be working on behalf of a charity, to support their family, or that they are ex-offenders working as part of a rehabilitation scheme.
They are predominantly young men, and often work for an unregistered company.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Scott Little, said: "The message we want people to be aware of is simple – if you're not sure, don't open the door.
"You should not feel under any obligation to buy from people on your doorstep and we would encourage people to report all incidents to us.
"Should doorstep salespeople become aggressive and refuse to leave, please phone us immediately on 999. If it is non-urgent and you wish to inform us of the incident, please call on 101."
Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 21:05 by Becky Jones