Are you scams aware?

Dorset’s trading standards service is taking a hard stance to tackle doorstep crime and scams.

It has a new focused environment team, which also offers more vulnerable victims support and signposting to prevent them being targeted again.

Here are three simple steps anyone can take to help combat these types of financial fraud:

  • Display a ‘We do not deal with uninvited traders’ door sticker. Supplies are available through most local libraries, Dorset Police, Home or Neighbourhood Watch schemes, or by phoning the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 040506
  • Become a ‘Friend Against Scams‘ to understand the problem better and to support others. You can find simple online training at
  • Find a local ‘Buy With Confidence‘ trading standards approved trader at