Bridport CAB Warns Of Scams
7:09am 29th May 2014
Pressure selling, phoney consumer surveys and bogus charity collections. They're just some of the scams that could be tried on you when you open your door to someone you don't know.
Bridport Citizens Advice Bureau is highlighting the dangers during scam awareness month.
It's the final week and they'd like to turn our attention to doorstep scams.
Legitimate doorstep selling involves someone selling you goods or services in your home or on your doorstep. Honest businesses use this technique, but so do fraudsters. Salesmen who use clever tactics cab pressurise you into buying something you actually don't want or something that's poor value for money.
Fraudsters may also bill you for work of a very poor quality, or work you didn't agree to. They're required to give you a cooling off period - where you can change your mind or request your money back.
Sean Powell from Bridport CAB has this advice:
" If anyone contacts you out of the blue, be suspicious. Especially if they want to gain entry into your property. They might want to survey your possessions and see what security measures you have in place."
To find out more about how to protect yourself from SCAMS - CLICK HERE