POLICE have warned Ferndown residents to be on their guard against rogue traders.

Unscrupulous doorstep sellers have been operating in the area of Ameysford Road.

Now police have warned against accepting work from callers at the door and said people should always check ID and should never go to a bank with a tradesperson.

"Thankfully no money was lost this time but please remain vigilant with regards to unwanted doorstep callers" said a spokesman for East Dorset Police.

"Please be a good neighbour and keep an eye out for vulnerable members of the community."