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Before you read on, please watch the above video, which highlights just how doorstep crime and financial abuse takes hold on someone vulnerable.
You should always be careful when answering your door to someone you don't know. Sometimes people can come with criminal intentions, wanting to get inside your home. They may tell you that:
These bogus callers can be male, female, old or young, and may be on their own or in a group.
If you think that you have been approached by, or been a victim of, a bogus caller please contact us on 0808 223 1133.
To keep you safe:
We have set up a number of No Cold Calling Zones (NCCZ) across St Helens.
A NCCZ is an area in which the residents have stated that they do not wish traders to call at their homes without being invited.
The zones are designed to: