Essex Police has been made aware that there is a man travelling to our rural villages trying to defraud vulnerable people, pretending to sell fish.

The man is attending addresses and pretending that he has sold fish to the occupants before. He then takes money on the promise of returning with the order but he doesn’t.

Essex Police are making enquiries into this; please share this information and make people aware not to give anyone money on the doorstep.

If anyone has more information or has any CCTV or doorbell footage please contact the Police. You can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote crime number 42/131886/22

You can also call Essex Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.