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Thames Valley Alerts

(Updated: 31 May 2022)

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Protect Your Home Against Rogue Traders (31 May 2022)

Often rogue traders persuade the homeowner to have work carried out on their property. This work is often unnecessary, may be charged at over-inflated prices, normally is very poorly done, and often the trader will charge for work that hasn’t been completed. Typically it will involve roofing, guttering, gardening or driveway repairs. The rogue trader may bully or intimidate the victim and, on occasions, will drive the victim to the bank to get money from their victim. Doorstep crime and scams are also considered a form of financial abuse. Help us prevent vulnerable people from becoming victims. Learn to spot the signs of doorstep crime and financial abuse and help protect your patients, clients, neighbours, customers, friends or family members.

For more information on how to spot rogue traders & protect your home follow the link below:

Doorstep Crime - Oxfordshire County Council

Download free posters to put up outside your home: Cold Calling Sticker

Contact Trading Standards to report any rogue traders 0808 223 1133
In an emergency contact the police on 999 or for non-emergencies 101
Alternatively contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Message sent by: Victoria Allan (Police, Neighbourhood Administrator, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse)