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Rogue Trader Alert

Alert message sent 04/09/2021 11:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Good morning all.

We have had reports of possible rogue traders in the vicinity.

Please be wary of anyone calling at your home offering to do house or garden repairs.
Do not let a cold caller hurry you into making a quick decision by saying it’s a special price for today.
Do not let them strike up a conversation with you about other things and try to be a friend, and do not let them tell you that you will be letting them down if you do not agree to the work.
Do not hand over a cash deposit, you pay a genuine business only when you are happy with the end result.
Do not sign an agreement unless you can see it has the legal 7-day cooling-off clause when you can change your mind. If you do need work doing, get someone in yourself rather than allowing a cold caller to scare you into it – Trading Standards has a booklet with approved tradesmen in your area who you can trust to do a good job for a reasonable price.

If in doubt, keep them out!

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact Trading Standards.

If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or 0808 223 1133 .

Please call the police if a rogue trader refuses to leave your property.
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Mario Montisci (Police, PCSO, North East)

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