Police are advising people to be on their guard and report any incidents of callers at their door claiming to be deaf and selling personal artwork.
Around 11.30am on Sunday 13 December, a man called at an address in Louth Road, Holton Le Clay, and became physically aggressive when asked to leave.
This is thought to be the latest in a number of incidents across East Lindsey where aggressive tactics have been used, or the ‘seller’ has walked into properties through unlocked doors.
Officers want to identify the people who are responsible for the sales and are asking members of the public to contact them if anyone calls at their door in similar circumstances or if they have been targeted already.
Residents should also take basic crime prevention measures and be on their guard against cold callers of any nature:
•Ensure you keep your front and back doors locked - even while you are at home.
•Please also be vigilant when answering your door - always use a door chain and don’t let any strangers into your house.
•If you feel threatened by a caller, always call the police on 999.
•If you have any doubt about who is at your door, don’t answer it.
If you believe you have been targeted by the deaf artist, or by any other suspicious cold callers, please Lincolnshire Police on 101
To report an incident in progress, or if you are targeted in the future, always call 999 straight away.