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Warning issued by Trading Standards after ‘very aggressive’ cold callers target homes in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 13:47 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:47 13 December 2017

A No Cold Calling Zone in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher

A No Cold Calling Zone in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Suffolk Trading Standards has issued a warning to householders to be mindful of a group of “very aggressive individuals,” who have been attempting to sell household items in Lowestoft.

The warning comes following reports that the group was going door to door in the area over recent days.

A spokesman said: “Very aggressive individuals have been reported calling at doors in the Lowestoft area, attempting to sell household items.

“If you are approached, please do not engage with them, and report to Suffolk Police on 101 or to us via 03454 040506.”

The warning from Suffolk Trading Standards comes a month on from reports that the so-called Nottingham Knockers were going door to door in Lowestoft. Named after a scam originating in Nottingham, young people travel across the UK targeting a town. They knock at doors and claim to be ex-convicts attempting to mend their ways, before trying to sell the householder everyday household products at very high prices.

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