Increasing reports of rogue traders in Devon

Trading Standards, Police and Local Authorities are all warning residents that there has been an increase in rogue traders targeting residents in the county.

In particular individuals are knocking on doors and suggesting that work needs to be carried out on the properties roof. These people are giving the impression that they are representatives of well known, reputable local companies making it difficult to identify that they are in face rogue traders. Advice from the Local Authority, Devon and Cornwall Police and Trading Standards is not to employ anyone knocking on your door touting for business and to always thoroughly check out anybody you are thinking of employing to carry out any work. They have also produced two leaflets with great advice about dealing with trades people and cold callers. You can download these by clicking on them below.