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Barkestone Le Vale - Cold Callers

Alert message sent 02/10/2021 15:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


Dear Residents

We have been informed of cold callers in the area of Barkestone Le Vale on 29/09 offering driveway cleaning services.

Please have a look at the following links with help and advice about what to do if you have cold callers at your doorstep:

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/trading-standards/protect-yourself-from-door-step-rogue-traders-or-cold-callers

www.checkatrade.com/blog/cost-guides/cost-to-clean-a-driveway/

The Key message is :
When getting any repairs done to your home, ensure you obtain as much information about the business before you make a decision to have work carried out. Don’t be rushed into agreeing to any work. Obtain quotes from elsewhere if you think work is required on your home before making a decision.
•Remember that consumers have a 14 day cooling off period to cancel contracts made in their homes. If the business won’t give information about these rights they may be a rogue trader.
•If you decide to have work carried out never pay cash up front and never let the trader take you to the bank to withdraw any money


If you would like to report a scam or a rogue trader, you can contact the following organisations:
•Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/get-more-help/if-you-need-more-help-about-a-consumer-issue/ or call 0808 223 1133
•https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

If a cold caller is at your door and you feel unsafe or have told them to go away and they refuse, call the police on 101 or if it is urgent call 999.

Please help spread this message to friends, family and neighbours that may not be signed up to this service.

Kind Regards

PCSO Claire Gray 6541
Melton Rural North Beat Team
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Claire Gray (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland)

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