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Door step sellers warning

Alert message sent 12/02/2019 08:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Lancashire Constabulary


Dear Citizen

We have had numerous calls recently regarding former offenders selling cleaning goods. Some of these have been in your area. People have reported feeling scared and intimidated. Many of these sellers (also known as pedlars) aren't local and travel to our area.

If you have any interactions with people selling goods on your doorstep then they are legally obliged to show you their pedlar certificate and allow yourself to read it. If they refuse this then they can be reported by ourselves. The certificate will have the authorising Police area and dates with a description of the seller. It may also have a picture on the back.

Please contact us if on 101 if you have any concerns regarding this matter.

Kind Regards

SGT 638 Spencer
Lancaster Local Policing
Message sent by
Philip Spencer (Police, Sgt, WEST - Lancaster)

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