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Gorleston home targeted by bogus traders

PUBLISHED: 15:06 16 January 2009 | UPDATED: 09:16 11 May 2010

TWO men claiming to be double glazing salesmen called at a property in Gorleston today.

Police are appealing for residents to be vigilant about rogue traders after the men knocked on the door of a woman's home in Church Lane at 11.

TWO men claiming to be double glazing salesmen called at a property in Gorleston today.

Police are appealing for residents to be vigilant about rogue traders after the men knocked on the door of a woman's home in Church Lane at 11.15am but could not produce any ID when asked to and left straight away when they were challenged.

They were seen to walk off together and met another man at the end of the driveway.

Police have issued descriptions of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

One is said to be white, of average height, slim build and smartly dressed with a dark blazer.

The second man was said to be wearing a light coloured jacket, of slim build and was a little taller than the first man. The third man was described as having a chubby build, with blonde hair and aged in his 30s.

Householders are reminded to double check the identity of anyone cold calling at their home and always ask for quotes and references before any work on their garden or home is carried out:

Always ask for identification from any unexpected callers and do not to let anyone in if you are not comfortable with who they are.

Councils and utilities companies will generally contact householders by telephone or letter if they plan to carry out repairs rather than make unsolicited calls.

Anyone who has seen anything suspicious should phone the police as soon as possible on 0845 4564567.

Anyone experiencing problems with traders, or needing further advice, can call the national consumer helpline - Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.


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