STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands Police are advising people to never allow any unsolicited visitors into their home, or agree to works being completed by door step traders. A spokesman said: "If you require work to be done investigate it yourself, by phoning at least three companies and asking for like for like quotes. "Please warn elderly and vulnerable neighbours to follow the STOP, CHAIN, CHECK rule when people call at the door".
Police advise: STOP – If you are not expecting anybody and they don’t have an appointment, don’t let them in. CHAIN- Use your door chain or bar before opening the door CHECK – Ask to see ID and double check this. Local residents are being urged to contact the police immediately if they have any suspicions about doorstep callers.