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Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« on: July 22, 2003, 03:39:38 pm »
I have just been invited to buy some asphalt "left over from a job down the road" by a nice chap complete with official looking badge. " its £80/metre but you can have the lot for £50, no labour charge"
No thank you very much because this is how it works, its square metre, not cubic metre and it will be £50 per square metre not £50 the lot, for an average drive that is a bill for £2K not £50!!!!!
It will also just be stuck on top of the existing and will come off in weeks.
Do not buy from door to door callers!
Also there is a utility salesman plodding the area, he tells the truth but its not all the facts and although you will save money you can save more.
Go to www.saveonyourbills.co.uk and get online comparisons, you will save enough to put extra high powered external lights on your facade ;)
Similar with tree loppers, they will quote a length from the top down, this will be the longest branch so most of the rest will be less, allways ask for a height from ground level or you will have a real pigs ear of a job and have to pay to put it right :(
Be warned,
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jet
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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2003, 08:29:37 pm »
I had a guy trying to sign me up for a combined gas / electricity contract last night.
I politely explained that I wasn't interested and he went away.
NEVER sign up on the doorstep, but go to www.uswitch.com and enter your actual usage, this will determine your best deal.
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2003, 11:15:40 pm »
Hertfordshire County Council has issued a warning about bogus council workers preying on the elderly and disabled in the area. Click here for more details
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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2004, 10:08:03 pm »
A group of young lads are calling door-to-door tonight, Monday 9 February, claiming to be part of an initiative to get young people off drugs by selling dishcloths and dusters. They carry ID badges. There was a warning about this a couple of years ago when the BBC carried a story about van loads of these youths being dropped off to cover an area and being picked up later when they had sold their goods at well above the market price. This lot might be legit, but just be careful, you never know. I became suspicious when told that next door had set their dog on him. He had his hand wrapped in one of his dusters. Next door donít have a dog.
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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2004, 10:19:52 pm »
That's shocking!
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2004, 12:30:30 am »
There are more around (12/2/2004). I had a caaller from a 'promotions company' hit the door bell tonight. He got rather shirty when I politely said thanks, but no thanks. Given his targy replies, I have a strong suspicion he was not genuine! >:(
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2004, 03:18:53 pm »
I can't stand charities sending people to your door and expecting you to sign a standing order there and then.  It's outrageous and again probably preys on the elderly not being upto saying 'sod off'.

Yesterday, I did get 2 rather pleasant young chaps selling Jesus at my door. ;)
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2004, 11:24:39 pm »
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Yesterday, I did get 2 rather pleasant young chaps selling Jesus at my door. ;)


I hope you were duly charitable and bought two.

 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2004, 10:47:44 am »
Police are again warning the public, particularly the elderly, to be on their guard following a spate of distraction burglaries in the district. Health professionals are being offered free training in how to help potential victims. Click here for more details.
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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2004, 11:36:35 am »
Herts police have followed this item up with an appeal for the public's help in catching door-to-door conmen and women. If anyone has had a caller at the door and was suspicious (or if you see someone suspicious calling on an elderly neighbour), you are asked to contact any of the following numbers:

  • Herts police crime desk - 01707 638102
  • Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
  • The local community police team on 01707-638112.
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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2004, 01:13:57 am »
Another warning, the second in as many days, this time about rogue traders and bogus workers calling door to door.

Police and trading standards officers have today issued a warning to local residents to be on their guard and to report anything suspicious.

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2004, 02:50:29 pm »
Herts Constabularly has just mailed the site to say that a 16-year-old helped police in a distraction burglary incident in Welham Green. †Just shows what one observant person can do to help reduce crime. Click here for the news release.
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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2004, 02:43:48 pm »
Police say door-to-door duster sellers are operating in the area. There are reports that some have being intimidating at times. The advice is not to buy from them and not to engage in converstation with them on the doorstep.
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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2004, 12:46:30 am »
to quote grange hill - just say no.

which is exactly what I said yesterday...
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2007, 08:33:50 pm »
I have had 3 eastern europeans knocking at my door tonight in the space of 1 1/2 hours.They are trying to sell me postcards for children who are suffering from cancer in poland and the last guy was trying to sell me large prints.
I have no interest in door to door salesman to be quite honest i'm fed up with them knocking at my door...especially at night.
Is there anything we can do to stiop these nuisances bothering us?
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2007, 09:15:28 pm »

9.15pm and we've just had them too. The young man was quite sweet and I felt guilty turning him away.

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2007, 10:36:42 pm »
it's an individuals choice but i if i want to buy or donate i chose where and when............i don't like people knocking on my door .........it first started with the tarmac driveway enthusiasts,then we had the dish cloths from the ex cons now we,ve got the polish/romania/bulgarian economic migrants trying to extort money any way they can in the guise of charity.Sorry but not at my front door
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2007, 07:59:37 am »
I never have anyone knocking at my door trying to sell me stuff. So therefore a possible solution is to move house into a small pokey looking flat where no one thinks you've got any money to buy things from the door  :)
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2007, 12:59:15 pm »
I had the guy trying to sell "prints" (although I thought they were original paintings by him). I turned him away politely and he took it with good grace. I think if two more had turned up by politeness would  probably have eroded away.
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2007, 11:33:24 pm »
I had hoped  that maybe we had  learned some lessons regarding racism  from Big Brothers "Elstree Three" last week but obviously it is still alive and kicking in Brookmans Park!
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2007, 09:17:57 am »
What is racist about turning away people trying to sell you goods you don't want ????

 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2007, 09:20:52 am »
As a mortal who enjoys life, I am all too conscious of how brief our time on Earth is and consequently do not waste it watching Big Brother. Therefore I am unable to comment on your more informed observations regarding this over-hyped nonsense.

However I do acknowledge the subtle and clever connection you make in referencing this program into a thread about cold callers - as they are both a waste of time, becoming harder and harder to avoid, particularly in the evenings and with nothing of value on offer.
 
As regards your accusation of racism, has someone edited their post between your reading of it and mine? Ė I donít seem to be able to spot it.
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2007, 01:44:13 pm »
I was referring to the comment "now we,ve got the polish/romania/bulgarian economic migrants trying to extort money any way they can in the guise of charity."   I find this offensive
and do believe it to be racist.   

As for Big Brother, I agree, life is too short to watch Big Brother, but unfortunately none of us could avoid it last week as it was the main news item.

I have no problem with turning away people selling door to door but there is no need for the assumption that they are eastern European extortionists!   
 

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2007, 03:42:15 pm »
Is there anything we can do to stiop these nuisances bothering us?

I would think a rotweiler on a chain that allowed it to reach any part of the front garden might work!
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2007, 04:46:32 pm »
Yes, there is something we can do, stop entertaining these people at the door.

They are trying to sell me postcards for children who are suffering from cancer in poland and the last guy was trying to sell me large prints

shads stop talking and shut the door!.

When I had some call a couple of nights ago, not a single word was exchanged, not that I would have heard them anyway ... SLAM.

If however shads was trying to do his neighbours a public service by stalling them at his door and thereby delaying them from pestering others, I apologise. This is also a good tactic. However be sure to produce your own violin and bore them with back with stories about your aunt Maudís gallstones.

Seriously though, peppermint is right,
 
there is no need for the assumption that they are eastern European

who needs to assume.
 

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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2007, 03:01:23 pm »
Does it really matter where they are from? If someone is annoying me, it really makes no difference if he/she is from Plovdiv or Potters Bar, as far as I am concerned.

 
 

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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2007, 06:00:00 am »
I was referring to the comment "now we,ve got the polish/romania/bulgarian economic migrants trying to extort money any way they can in the guise of charity."   I find this offensive and do believe it to be racist.   

They are different nationalities - but a different race?
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2007, 09:41:11 am »
There are lots of scams out there  for example the collections of clothes for Eastern European Charities,These if you read the small print on the leaflet they put through your door are not charities but ways to make easy money.Car washes £5.99 ways to make easy money.  I agree with Shads they are tring to get easy money by selling pictures done by Cancer patients.and "Brookmans Park" is not alive and kicking with racialist,but a good place to live.
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2007, 09:50:51 am »
I think Peppermint's comment was to do with suggesting that all the East Europeans arriving at your door were scam artists or that all the scam artists  arriving at your door were East Europeans was racists.
 

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Re: Door-to-door caller warning for Brookmans Park
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2007, 11:56:42 am »
On the life of me I cant understand what "Peppermint Person" is on about,the  word Racialist should not even come into the equasion of door to door salesman etc. The point is People are trying to make money out of us by flogging pictures made by cancer patients from Eastern Europe. NOW when was the last time a British Cancer Charity had people flogging cards etc door to door ?. Not      Go to Finsbury Park,and Manor House in North London and see how many people are knocking door to door selling these sad sort of pictures, The answer I will tell you is NONE because they have wised upto the fact that they cant sell to their own people. I know this because I have family still living in The area. and  a lot of these people are taking us for mugs. Just dont encourage them and they wont co me back.......until next week
 

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