Rogue trader advice packs handed out
ADVICE packs warning people in Longlevens about the dangers of rogue traders are being handed out by police.
The information packs have been distributed after an elderly resident paid two youngsters £600 to clear rubbish and lay stone in her garden.
After clearing the rubbish and receiving the money, they failed to complete the job.
Police Community Support Officers Steph Lawrence, Matt Addinall and Michael Whitehead visited houses in Oxstalls Lane, Oxstalls Way and Beechcroft Road today to warn people of such cases and they will be knocking on doors over the next couple of days.
Traditional Shave, Facial Treatment, Whisky and a Shoe Shine -...View details
Gents, enjoy a traditional shave, facial treatment, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £31
Terms: Early and later appointments available upon request.
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
So far, more than 150 packs, which include information on methods rogue traders use and a letterbox sticker to deter cold callers, have been given out.
PCSO Lawrence said: "We want to let the community know, particularly the more vulnerable residents, that it's okay to say no to doorstop traders. Once you say to them that you aren't interested they should not return to you."