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Be on your Guard for Storm Damage Rogue Traders

Alert message sent 25/02/2022 11:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

The information below has been supplied from Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards.

The recent storms will inevitably have caused some damage to properties in our area. For this reason, we would like to warn residents to be on their guard for rogue traders looking to make a fast buck by offering to fix fencing, guttering and roofing at inflated prices following the recent storms.  More information on how to choose a trader can be found below on: - a-reputable-trader

Rogue traders may cold call with such tactics as saying they are already ‘working in the area’ and Trading Standards advise residents to be wary when approached in this way. Often genuine traders are booked up many weeks or months in advance so be wary of those cold calling looking for business who can start straight away. Always get recommendations of traders from your friends and family, or via trader approval schemes, and never feel pressured into agreeing for the work to be done there and then. You could end up paying far too much for the work or paying for work that doesn’t need doing at all.  When looking for approved traders, more information can be found below on:

If you are looking to make an insurance claim it is important to engage your insurance company before agreeing to any work.

Please spread the word to your friends, family and local community, keeping a close eye on anyone who is vulnerable to rogue traders

If you are concerned you may have been contacted by a rogue trader then please contact our trading standards team on 0300 123 2329 or report the incident by visiting below:

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Val McPherson BEM (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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