North East Lincolnshire Trading Standards team have today issued their latest alerts on more rogue traders offering doorknocking house services such as roof repairs, cheap asphalting of drives, gutter repairs, and other usual scam types of work for cash.
These people target the more vulnerable people in our communities, so if you see these vans around – probably with no phone numbers displayed on them, please take note of registration numbers and vehicle makes / colours and spread the word .
Ring Trading Standards to report any cold callers of this type.
Don’t pay cash up front for incompleted work – they will start, leave with your cahs and not return.
For further information, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/scams
ring Citizens Advice on 03454 040506 – keep that number handy for future reference !!
VANEL can also give excellent advice on avoiding scams – they have bespoke training sessions available that can be prebooked. Do not fall prey to these traders – it is fraud and theft at the very least.