Bogus callers & Rogue traders
Bogus Callers and Rogue Traders prey on the vulnerable members
of society, often stealing irreplaceable sentimental items or
taking large amounts of cash from those who can least afford
We give a high priority to catching and dealing with these
people and have had a number of successes in tracking them down but
we also want to help people living in our county to avoid becoming
a victim of these criminals.
A dedicated team called Operation
RADAR has been set up in Norfolk Constabulary to tackle all
areas of this crime.
The team work in partnership with other agencies including
Trading Standards and the Environment Agency.
DS Jessop from the Norfolk Constabulary’s
Operation RADAR team says “Your home is yours. You are quite
entitled to decline a visit from anyone.
"My advice is if you are not happy with the reasons a person has
come to your door or you are not happy with their mere presence,
ask them to leave and contact the Police.
"Also, if someone comes to your door telling you they urgently
need your help, be aware that this could be a ruse to get you out
of your house or for them to enter your house. If you are not happy
contact a neighbour, friend, family member or the Police to come to
your house to assist.
"Please report anything to us, as we can and will, deal
We have compiled some top tips and hopefully valuable
information which may help you or your loved ones if faced with a
bogus caller or