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Cold Calling

Doorstep Crime

Cold callers

  • We advise consumers never to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call or via a leaflet drop.
  • You should obtain at least 3 written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Buy With Confidence scheme or a recognised trade association.
  • Traders who agree work at the home of an individual or at a place other than their usual business premises are required by law to provide consumers with a Notice of Right to Cancel, which gives consumers a 14 day cooling off period.  Work should not commence until this period has ended, unless written agreement is obtained from that consumer beforehand.

Reporting Cold Callers

If you have information about traders who are cold calling or require advice on doorstep crime contact our Quick Response Team tel 01962 833666, Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.


Current Warnings

Waterlooville and other areas - 10 September 2014

Hampshire Trading Standards are aware of several incidents regarding a company cold calling offering to jet wash and seal driveways. This has been reported in Waterlooville and other areas within the County.


Free door stickers

  • tel 01962 833 620

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