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Rogue trader warning in Truro and Redruth

Rogue trader warning in Truro and Redruth

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:56pm 3rd July 2018.

A warning about rogue traders is going out to people across Redruth and Truro.

Police say they have had reports of people offering gardening work.

The traders are charging large amounts of money for little to no work.

Officers are warning that the risk from unsolicited doorstep callers is high and people are being urged to be wary.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson posted on the alert system: "This is a message for residents to make you aware that we have received reports in the Redruth and Truro area of rogue traders cold calling offering gardening work.

"Excessive amounts have been charged for little to no work.

"Please do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers, the risks are high.

"Take time to get recommendations from friends/family, get quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time."

Please phone 101 if non urgent quoting log 792 1st July 2018, or 999 if immediate/or a crime is taking place.

Police are putting out the following advice:

  • If you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police.
  • If you are concerned rogue traders are operating in your area, always report it.
  • If someone knocks on your door and you are not sure, don’t open the door.

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