Warning of rogue traders
A warning from Telford & Wrekin Council Trading Standards - Rogue traders are operating in the Telford area.
They may be difficult to recognise as often they will use smart new vans and professional looking leaflets or flyers. The rogue trader typically calls at the doorstep uninvited or telephones unexpectedly offering one or more of the following services:
•Driveway repairs/block paving
•Roofing/roof repairs/roof cleaning/painting
•Gardening and tree lopping
•General external building repairs
IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNSURE, TELL THE CALLER THAT YOU DO NOT DEAL WITH PEOPLE YOU HAVE NOT ASKED TO CALL
The rogue trader will often have no formal training to carry out the work and some have links with distraction burglary.
IF YOU THINK A ROGUE TRADER IS WORKING IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY BY CALLING ONE OF THE NUMBERS BELOW
•Citizens Advice Consumer Line 03454 04 05 06
•Trading Standards on 01952 381999
•Police 101 (non emergency)
•Police 999 (emergency only)
This warning has been issued by Telford & Wrekin Council Trading Standards working in partnership with West Mercia Police.