Just when you thought that door-to-door conmen masked as sales agents were a thing of the past – think again. Apparently this time round they are keen on selling or indeed mis-selling you broadband services.
A report has recently surfaced that suspicious sales people were approaching potential customers (or victims) without any form of ID or even details as to which companies will be supplying broadband packages to the household.
The following report has been voiced by Wiltshire’s Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Police and it raised issues such as the need to be vigilant and as a generic caution to simply try to avoid door-to-door sales people who avoid talking about companies that they are allegedly representing.
More detail on what happened as voiced by O’Halloran, Police Community Support Officer:
“A recent report from a person in Cricklade suggests that there could be bogus sales representatives in the area trying to sell broadband packages.
“The door-to-door sales person did not provide any ID or explain about the company who would be supplying the broadband which left the potential customer quite suspicious.”
This may be a regular con artist but it also can potentially be a so-called social engineer. Make sure you read our guide on how to stay safe online as the dangers don’t pop up only on the monitor these days!