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Don't let it happen to you!!

I just wanted to take a few moments to re iterate some advice and re raise some awareness around rogue traders.
For years and years residents locally, county wide and nationwide have become a victim to a person knocking on their door saying that work needs doing to the property.

These people will knock on your door, say that work needs doing and that they will do the work for an agreed sum, often an excessive amount. Further to that they then often demand more money after the work has been completed and will even drive you to the bank for you to get this money! This can be intimidating which therefore, sadly means they get what they want ��" your money for work that wasn't required!! It's a crime. Don't let this happen to you!!

• Do not engage with these people.
• Do not let them do any work ��" Phone the police if they are at your door!!

• They do not need to knock on your door telling you there is an issue with tiles or guttering. A normal genuine working person will not do this!

• If you feel there may be an issue with your property, wait until they have gone, have a look yourself or ask a family member to look, ask a neighbour and if you need to get some genuine quotes then get some from genuine people who advertise.

• Do not let these rogue workmen in your house, not even for a cup of tea or the bathroom!! Just phone the police and report them!

Myself, PC Crawley, PCSO Harrison, PCSO Smith and other local officers, along with trading standards doorstep crime team are committed to looking out for members of the local community. This despicable crime keeps happening, if it does happen to you, please don't be afraid to tell someone but if everyone looks out for one another it can STOP!!

Contact the Neighbourhood Team for "no cold calling" front door stickers.

Many Thanks,

APS 5053 Neal Templey.

Wesley Smith · Sat 28 Jan 2017, 15:22 · Link

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