Doorstep crime and no cold calling zones
Doorstep crime includes many different types of behaviour - bogus workmen, distraction burglary, poor workmanship or misleading/aggressive trading practices.
Unscrupulous traders will often target vulnerable people including the elderly, isolated householders and people living alone. Doorstep criminals can be very convincing.
We want to hear if you have traders calling on you to offer home improvement services, such as gardening, roofing and driveway work:
You can also email email@example.com or call 030 33 33 3000.
No cold calling zones
We have an initiative to tackle doorstep crime by giving you the confidence to say no to unwanted doorstep traders. Zones are usually defined by lamp post signs and stickers placed in the doors or windows of homes within the zone
Areas that have adopted zones so far are:
- Holroyd Road, Kirkcudbright
- Kindale Terrace, Kirkcudbright
- Meadowside, Gatehouse
- Millhall, Kirkcudbright
- River Park, Annan
- Westwood Avenue, Stranraer
- GeorgetownRoad, Dumfries
- Fruids Park Avenue, Annan
- Southwick Drive, Dalbeattie
To request a no cold calling sticker and advice leaflets:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 030 33 33 3000