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Rogue Traders

Alert message sent 01/03/2019 11:44:00

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Information regarding rogue traders

 
They will often cold call on vulnerable households and deliberately overcharge for unsatisfactory goods and services. This can include charging for unnecessary work, damaging property deliberately in order to obtain money, leaving work unfinished and intimidating householders


Victims of this practice are often vulnerable or elderly and in the most serious cases, offenders will return to the same victim again and again until their savings are exhausted


Police work jointly with local authority trading standards officers and other agencies to target offenders who prey on vulnerable members of the community in this way.

Remember to keep an eye on any vulnerable or elderly neighbours and report any suspicious activity that you may see.

 
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Abigail Newall (Police, PC, Cherwe)

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