Get Real! Say No! to Frauds
Older and more vulnerable residents are particularly at risk from the high-pressure sales tactics used by some unscrupulous doorstep sellers.
The message remains the same - say NO to uninvited sales people.
Join the campaign by displaying the sticker in your door or window.
If you don't have a campaign pack, contact us and we'll send one out to you.
Don't be pressurised into buying things you neither want nor need from people who turn up uninvited on your doorstep.
To report uninvited salespeople call the Lerwick Police Station on 01595 692110 or Trading Standards on 01595 744887. In an emergency please dial 999.
Download our advice sheet on Doorstep Selling - Your Rights
The Think Twice
booklet, with information for older consumers, is available in large
print and in braille.
Contact us if you would like a copy sent out.
If you feel intimidated or threatened by a doorstep seller, dial 999 and tell the police. If you have any other concerns about a doorstep seller, please call the Lerwick Police Station on 01595 692110 or Trading Standards on 01595 744887 immediately.
If you are a business, you can find guidance here to help you to comply with the law on doorstep selling.
The Think Jessica campaign has information and advice about the dangers of scam mail.
The Travel Association has launched a new campaign with the support of the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, Get Safe Online and Action Fraud to warn the general public about the dangers posed by holiday booking fraud.
There are ways to protect yourself against holiday booking fraud, such as verifying a company’s ABTA Membership. Download the new guide to holiday booking fraud for more tips and advice.
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