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Rogue Traders

Alert message sent 11/03/2018 09:06:00

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Good Morning from Gainsborough Rural South Neighbourhood Policing Team.

We are seeing an increase in Rogue Traders targeting the vulnerable and elderly please be aware. You do not have to open the door, if you must speak with them do it through a window preferably upstairs do not allow entry.  Recently we have had persons calling at the household saying moss is blocking the guttering and initially offer a cheap price and then at the onset of any work say there is more damage and will cost a lot more. Also saying a ridge tile is loose and then climbing onto the roof and saying more are loose (as they knock them). . Get them to leave a card so you can check that they have a license to carry out the work. If they cause more damage you will not be refunded.  Only use reputable companies yes you might pay a bit more but in the long run it may save you a lot of money and further problems. If you do have any problems with such callers please ring 101
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Melanie Goodwill (Support, PCSO NC05 Gainsborough Rural South, Saxilby Station)

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