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Dont be affraid to say No to Cold Callers

Alert message sent 02/03/2019 17:05:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

Dear Members

Due to the recent warm weather Trading Standards have seen an increase in reports of cold callers offering gardening and roofing work. The reports include overcharging for unnecessary work, asking for more money than originally quoted, following residents into their home to see where cash is kept and claiming to be from the local council.

It is ok to say NO if you don’t want the work done.
Check the ID of people calling at your door. A genuine trader won’t mind if you take a moment to check out their legitimacy.
If someone knocks on your door and you don’t know who they are, don’t let them in.
If there is any doubt, don’t agree to any work.
Rogue traders can be reported to Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06, or dial 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Stay Safe.
PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station
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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)

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