21st Oct, 2020

More reports of bogus callers in Droitwich carrying out the 'Nottingham Knockers' door-to-door scam

Tristan Harris 18th Oct, 2018 Updated: 19th Oct, 2018

THERE have been more reports of bogus callers selling low quality items door-to-door  in Droitwich as part of the latest ‘Nottingham Knockers’ scam.

Following the initial report yesterday about the scammers operating in College Green, Droitwich Neighbourhood Watch was contacted by residents in Clydesdale Road, Falcon Close, Orchard Lea and Princes Avenue whose homes had also been approached.

The callers obtained £50, £30 and £10 from vulnerable people, for items such as dish cloths, using intimidating behaviour.

Householders need to be on their guard against the scammers who travel in groups to areas, and show official paperwork.

After knocking on doors they claim to be ex-convicts who are part of a rehabilitation scheme and trying to ‘mend their ways’.

However, there is no such thing registered as the ‘Nottingham Knockers’ and the perpetrators either sell low quality cheap goods at inflated prices or gather information for future crime activity.

People should alert elderly and vulnerable neighbours, friends and family members that this is happening to prevent more victims.

The practice has been flagged up by Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Watch which has been contacted about the scam taking place in the town.

Anyone who encounters this kind of crime or who has any information on it should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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