We are currently investigating an incident where an elderly couple paid cash upfront for work to be completed on their property.
Always use recommended or reputable traders, who will never take money up front and will allow you a period of time to decide if you want the work carried out.
Always be wary of “Cold Callers” at your door and please report anyone suspicious to the police.
Person description and vehicle details are also very welcome if you are able to safely obtain them.
Wednesday 30th December, 2020
In this instance the trader took the money to get materials and never returned leaving the victim thousands of pounds out of pocket.
We have found Rogue Traders will often target specific areas many miles from where they live.