A group of men reportedly knocking on doors to sell cleaning items have prompted a police warning after one allegedly became abusive.
Police are urging the public to be wary of potentially fraudulent door-to-door sellers in the area.
It follows reports in Puddletown, Piddletrenthide and Dorchester of males knocking on doors selling household cleaning items with a Dorchester male reportedly being abusive to several residents who refused to purchase any of the items.
A spokesperson for Dorchester Police said: "Many legitimate businesses sell products door-to-door but fraudsters may also knock on your door to part you from your money or get into your home to steal from you. Always ask for ID and check them out.
"Never ring the number shown on the ID, ask them to wait outside and find the company number on the Internet. If they are genuine they'll understand."
Any suspicious incidents should be reported to 101 or 999 if it is an emergency.