People living in and around a Suffolk town have been warned not to purchase anything on the doorstep after reports of rogue traders. 

Suffolk Trading Standards have issued a warning for those living in Framlingham after some "Nottingham Knockers" or "dusty sellers" have been making their way around the town. 

The scammers claim to have been in prison and on a youth offending scheme.

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They go on to try and sell the householder everyday household products at very high prices.

Suffolk Trading Standards said that they "always advise residents to refrain from buying at the doorstep and not to buckle to pressure from salespeople offering supposedly one-off ‘buy it now’ low prices."

The scammers work in groups across the country pretending to be working on behalf of a charity, to support their family, or that they are ex-offenders working as part of a rehabilitation scheme.

Many do not possess Pedlar’s Certificates, which are issued by police.

Those who are approached in this way are asked to report the incident to Suffolk Trading Stanards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.