A SCAMMER has been knocking on doors across a Test Valley village, claiming to be selling garden furniture.

A resident of Spouts Lane, West Wellow had the suspicious man driving an "un-taxed" Ford Transit van knock on her door, claiming to be from Manor Farm Nurseries in Cranleigh.

After being rejected, he continued travelling door to door - with residents of other roads in West Wellow also claiming he targeted their road.

The resident, who does not want to be named, said: "I spoke to the driver before he had the chance to get out of the van. I went to the window and asked what he wanted.

"He claimed to be from Manor Farm Nurseries, selling end of season garden furniture.

"He waved a brochure at me, I clocked the address of manor farm nurseries in Cranleigh. It was obvious to me that it was a scam.

"I made it very clear that he was unwelcome and that we take photos of any suspicious vehicle and report them."

She added: "He left in a hurry while I called the nursery on his brochure.

"The manager was quick to tell me that it was nothing to do with them and that they had had previous calls from angry customers awaiting deliveries of pre paid furniture orders.

"The van is un-taxed and therefore likely uninsured."

She then said she called the police and reported all of this.

Another resident of West Wellow said on social media: "Same guy, same van, saying the same thing, come to ours the week before last."

A police spokesperson said: "At 2.37pm on December 16 it was reported a man in a white Ford Transit was believed to be cold calling residents trying to sell furniture on Spouts Lane, West Wellow.

"The details of the man and the vehicle was circulated to local officers."