Residents have been told to be on their guard against scam doorstep sellers as part of a week-long campaign to highlight the issue of rogue traders.
This week is National Rogue Trader week – a joint operation between police forces, local Trading Standards and Operation Liberal, the national intelligence unit for distraction burglary.
Gwent Police and local Trading Standards have organised a variety of events aimed at older and vulnerable people groups to help explain what to look out for in rogue trader.
Officers are also patrolling hot spot areas and establishing no cold calling zones and meals on wheels will also be distributing leaflets. Police are also visiting banks and reminding staff to be on the look out for older people withdrawing large amounts of money.