Cold caller caution

TAYSIDE Police are reminding house-holders to be cautious of cold callers.

They also remind residents that they do not endorse companies and do not authorise them to enter any area of Angus to advertise or sell products.

Speaking at this month’s meeting of Forfar Community Council, community liaison officer Constable Ally Smith said: “Bogus callers may use tactics to sell their product, such as hard selling or on the spot one off sign up deals. Another increasingly popular method is offering free equipment or the incentive of free gifts. Consider consulting the Angus Reputable Traders Scheme for a list of reputable businesses in your area who have been vetted by Trading Standards.

He reminded gardeners about the possible theft of gardening equipment adding: “Due to the improving weather conditions and the increased hours of daylight, many people are now donning their gardening gloves again. Ensure equipment is secured and kept out of sight of opportunist thieves. Please don’t make it easy for the criminal.”