stop cold calling

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Efforts to protect vulnerable adopted nationally

Surrey County Council’s efforts to protect vulnerable people from doorstep crime have been adopted nationally. As part of National Consumer Week (November 12 to 18), the Trading Standards Institute launched its ‘no cold calling super sign’ which tells doorstep callers to leave and not return. The sign is based on Surrey County Council Trading Standards … Continue reading

National Consumer Week – dementia sufferer’s ‘free’ burglar alarm

An elderly dementia sufferer pressured into paying £7,000 on a 15-year contract for a ‘free’ burglar alarm has got her money back, thanks to consumer champions at Surrey County Council Trading Standards. Nesta Hollis, 77, from Esher, Surrey, was recovering from two strokes when she became one of the hundreds of thousands of people a … Continue reading

Residents urged to think twice with cold calling doorstep traders

Surrey County Council is encouraging residents to pick up a free no cold calling sticker pack. The new initiative has been launched by Surrey Trading Standards Service to tackle the rising number of cold calling doorstep traders who prey on the elderly and vulnerable. These type of traders often perform shoddy work, carry out work … Continue reading


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