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Warning over doorstep callers in the Turriff area

By David Porter

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Aberdeenshire Trading Standards officers have asked residents in the Turriff area to exercise caution when dealing with doorstep callers.

A spokesperson explained: "We have been made aware of doorstep callers offering gardening goods for sale and asking for donations in the Turriff area.

"The individuals claim to have a trading licence but this has not been confirmed.

"Licences such as these are granted by the police and any concerns about doorstep callers displaying these licences should be directed to the force that issued it.

"Remember, you are not obliged to engage with doorstep callers but if you do always ask to see identification and make your own enquiries if necessary.

"Concerns about doorstep callers should be reported to Police Scotland on 101 or to Consumer Advice Scotland at https://www.consumeradvice.scot/ or on 0808 164 600.

"For urgent matters contact Police Scotland on 999 or Aberdeenshire Trading Standards on 01467 537222. "

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