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Bogus broadband salespeople have been making door-to-door visits in Wiltshire, police have warned.

The Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Police force has urged people in the county to be on the look-out, as fake sales reps are reported to be operating locally, reports the Swindon Advertiser.

It says individuals have been trying to sell broadband packages without giving any form of identification or revealing which provider the consumer would be connected to.

This has led to concerns over broadband mis-selling or a potential consumer scam.

Police Community Support Officer O’Halloran said one homeowner contacted the authorities following a suspicious sales call at their property.

The offer urged consumers to "remain vigilant" when dealing with door-to-door sales reps and always ask the sales person for ID and information about the company they are representing.

Consumers are also being urged to contact the police in the event they suspect someone of illegitimate trading.

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