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Rogue traders

On the 16/8/18 there was an incident involving rouge traders and an elderly resident in the Nine Acres area.

The resident was pressured into having a small amount of work done for a large amount of money.

Police are asking all residents to be vigilant and keep an eye on the more elderly and vulnerable residents in the area.

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 it's your home. Don't be afraid to say 'No' and report anything suspicious to police.

Wesley Smith · Fri 24 Aug 2018, 14:31 · Link

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