There has recently been an increase in ‘cold caller’ incidents in the Horncastle, Woodhall Spa and Spilsby areas of Lincolnshire. Methods used have included people asking to buy gold, silver and antiques and others offering to carry out repair work then overcharging. A ‘cold caller’ is someone who will come to your address unexpectedly and without invitation. They may try to pressure you into buying something from them or paying them for work which has been carried out to a poor standard. PLEASE BE VERY CAUTIOUS WHEN DEALING WITH SUCH PEOPLE IF YOU DECIDE TO ANSWER THE DOOR. IF YOU THINK THAT THEY MAY BE A BOGUS CALLER OR YOU ARE CONCERNED IN ANY WAY PLEASE CALL POLICE ON 101 OR 999 (IN AN EMERGENCY)