Doorstep crime

Our most vulnerable members of the community are often targeted by doorstep traders who persuade them to have work done. In some cases, this work may be either unnecessary, overpriced or of very poor quality.

Report it

To report an unwanted caller, please contact us or ring Greater Manchester Police on 101.

We do our utmost to respond immediately to incidents where you have an unwanted trader at your door.

What we do about it

We have booklets that contain lots of useful tips on how to deal with these unwanted callers. Please contact us to get one.

We run lots of events to raise awareness of these problems and work with other agencies in the borough including the police, Age UK and Victim Support.

We have set up a number of ‘No Cold Calling Zones’ to help reduce doorstep crime in Wigan Borough.

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