An 87 year old resident of Peartree Lane who lives alone was “very frightened” by strangers knocking on her door late evening claiming to be working for a charity.
The pair turned up at 9.35pn on Wednesday September 24 and said they wanted to speak about Cancer Research.
She turned them away but was shocked and hopes others in the area will be wary about opening their front door.
PCSO Sarah Porter said: “If people are unsure or frightened as to who may be at their door, it is important that they do not answer it. If the callers to do not leave, people should dial 101 for Sussex Police and report the matter, or if it is deemed an emergency I would encourage them to dial 999. It is important that people always check cold caller’s identification, do not allow them into the house, and if they are unsure about who is calling, please always close the door on them and phone the company they are representing. At Bexhill Police Station, we have ‘No Cold Callers’ stickers which people are able to stick in their window and advise callers not to knock on the door. If anybody wishes to have one of these stickers, please visit or arrange for one to be delivered.”