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If you receive an unexpected letter, phone call, email or visit, be cautious, it could be a scam!
Scam attempts typically start with someone making contact ‘out of the blue’
The fraudsters can be extremely convincing
Their aim is to catch you ‘off guard’, to win your trust, and to take your money
If someone you don’t know offers to do work at your property, sell you goods or buy items from you say ‘NO THANKS’ and shut the door
Why should I say NO to doorstep callers offering to do work at my property?
Why should I say NO to doorstep callers offering to sell me goods or buy items from me?
Always seek recommendations from friends, neighbours and family members and obtain more than one quotation before deciding who to employ to carry out work on your property.
Consider using a Trading Standards approved ‘Buy With Confidence’ trader. You can collect a directory from your local library or call 01243 642124, or visit the buy with confidence website.
If you, or someone you know, is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud contact Sussex Police on 101
To report fraud or attempted fraud visit the Action Fraud website or call 0300 123 2040
For consumer advice, or to report a concern to Trading Standards, contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06