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Cold callers in the Abingdon area

Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards team have been receiving calls about cold callers operating in the Abingdon area.


Our advice is;


Don’t agree to offers of building work, home repairs or maintenance that come from a cold call. Many traders will be booked up, so be wary of traders who can arrive to start the work the following day and push for a quick agreement to use them. 


You should receive a contract of the total price before any work starts and 14 days cancellation rights. The trader should not ask you to sign these away.


Don’t be afraid to say no, don’t be pressured and check with others if the work is required and what is a fair price to pay. If it’s out of the blue, it’s not for you!

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Julia Williams
(Police, Administrative Support Officer, South Oxfordshire & Vale of the White Horse)

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