COLD callers have been knocking on doors attempting to sell items.

Thames Valley Police has received reports of cold callers in Bracknell offering unwanted services which residents haven't asked for.

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Scroll down to see tips on how to stay safe from cold callers at your door...

Typically, neighbours in Bracknell have reported to police cold callers offering to pressure wash driveways, tree surgeon services, garden clearance, roof repairs, guttering and driveway work.

Police said: "Genuine reputable tradespeople do not need to find work in this way." and residents who buy goods or pay for work are likely to be targeted again.

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As well as this, cold calling can also lead to more serious offences such as burglary where people pretend they're from the local water company and say they need to fix a leak.

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Tips to stay alert from cold callers/door steppers

  • Residents have been warned to never agree to any work or sign anything on the spot.
  • Don't feel pressure to buy goods and you have a right to say 'no'.
  • Don't go to a bank or cash point with a trader - legitimate traders would never do this.#
  • Also, check on vulnerable members of the family who could potentially fall victim to this crime.
  • Call 101 if you see a suspicious car or person outside your house.

Trading Standards can assist you and your neighbours by creating a Cold Calling Zone in your street or area.

For more information on how they can help, email