Trading Standards issue 'Nottingham Knockers' warning

BE VIGILANT: Trading Standards are renewing their crackdown on rogue doorstep traders. CREDIT: Edwar

Suffolk Trading Standards have issued a warning over rogue doorstep traders. Picture: Edward Bock, Getty Images/Hemera. - Credit: Edward Bock, Getty Images/Hemera

Householders are being warned about a group of people operating across the area following a series of unwanted house calls.

Suffolk Trading Standards has issued a warning to residents about the group, who have been attempting to sell household items in Kessingland, near Lowestoft.

The so-called 'Nottingham Knockers' were going door to door in Kessingland on Thursday, May 20.

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.

A post on the Suffolk Trading Standards Facebook page said: "We’ve had reports that Nottingham Knockers have been calling at properties in and around Kessingland.


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"They may still be in the area or could have moved on elsewhere in the county.

"If you are approached at the door and are not expecting a caller, our advice is not to answer.

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"These individuals are claiming that they have just come out of prison, and are on a youth offending scheme, attempting to mend their ways.

"They then try to sell the householder everyday household products at very high prices."

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