Neighbour scheme rolled out in fight against door step crime

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Trading Standards chiefs are urging people to join the fight against doorstep crime by becoming the first port of call for traders visiting their community.

A new scheme asks ‘nominated neighbours’ to give postcards with their contact details to elderly or vulnerable people to display at their front door. The card asks callers to contact them rather than the vulnerable person.

Over 300 doorstep crime cases are reported to LCC’s Trading Standards service every year, often by concerned neighbours.

County Coun Janice Hanson said: “Rogue traders can bring misery to those who live alone or are particularly vulnerable. Lancashire residents have a strong sense of community and we’re asking people to be on the lookout for doorstep crime where they live to help stop neighbours falling foul of rogues.”

Request a nominated neighbour card by sending your details to tsscams@lancashire.gov.uk.