Doorstep crime is when you receive an uninvited visit from someone selling goods or offering services whose statements or presence:
Types of doorstep crimes include:
If you are approached by a salesperson/fundraiser on the doorstep find out as much information about the uninvited caller, such as:
If there is an ongoing incident, or it has happened today, contact Police Scotland on 101. In an emergency, if fear, threats or duress are involved, call 999.
You can also Crimestoppers anonymously 24 hours, seven days a week, on 0800 555 111.
You can also contact ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 to report the incident so that our trading standards are aware of local incidents for intelligence purposes.