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Doorstep scams

Published on 06 March 2018 04:01 PM

Doorstep scammer

Doorstep scammers commonly target older people. In fact, 85% of victims of doorstep scams are aged 65 and over according to National Trading Standards.


What is a doorstep scam?

Doorstep scams take place when someone comes to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money or trying to gain access to your home to steal items from inside.

While there are legitimate tradespeople and officials, it’s wise to be on your guard when you answer your door. Doorstep scammers can be persuasive or pushy but also polite or friendly, and it can be easy to fall victim. It’s especially important to be vigilant and aware if you live on your own.


Do you want to know more about:

  • What are some common types of doorstep scams?
  • How can I protect myself from doorstep scams?
  • What should I do if I’ve been a victim of a doorstep scam?


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