Cold caller targeting the elderly

A member has reported that their elderly father was visited earlier today¬†by a cold caller selling some cleaning items. The sales technique used may have been misleading and the items overpriced. The seller seemed to be targeting homes of elderly people and playing on their sympathy with lines such as, “I’ve just left prison and I’m saving to go on an electricians course and rather than go on jobseekers¬†I thought…”

Please keep an eye out for your elderly and vulnerable neighbours if you see cold callers.