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Rogue Traders take Advantage of Recent Storms

Rogue traders and scams reported to Trading Standards by Warwickshire residents and others

Rogue traders take advantage of recent storms

Warwickshire Trading Standards has received complaints from North Warwickshire residents after they were approached by rogue traders on the doorstep. The rogue traders were falsely claiming that damage had been caused to resident’s roof, guttering or in some cases trees or fences, that required immediate attention. Rogue traders exaggerate or lie about problems to people’s homes in order to encourage them to make a quick and ultimately unwise decision. They may for example claim that a tree is about to fall on a neighbour’s property! Rogue traders also charge high prices for unnecessary or non-existent work.

Trading Standards advise residents not to employ unexpected doorstep traders, whatever they may claim. Use traders you know and trust and ideally go on recommendation or consider using a Trading Standards approved trader: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/approvedtraders

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