Nottingham Knockers in Wargrave – have been reported in the area, if you are in a No Cold Calling Zone, you can take the following action:
If you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours make sure they know not to answer the door to cold callers, sometimes they are not so confident in sending the Nottingham Knockers on their and may feel obliged to buy something.
Make a note of:
Time and date of cold call
Company/business name (keep any leaflet or flyer)
If yousee they are using any vehicle, if possible take any vehicle registration details (make, model, colour, any signage displayed)
Details of what is said
Description of individuals
Forward this information and you contact details to Trading Standards at:
Is it illegal to cold call within a NCCZ?
You have to display your “No Cold Callers” sticker and then cold calling could be deemed a banned practice under Schedule 1 paragraph 25 of the consumer protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
If a cold caller becomes aggressive or you feel threatened ring 999
Thames Valley Police 101
West Berks and Wokingham Trading Standards 01635 519930
Remember if cold callers don’t get any sales in your area, they are less likely to return
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