Doorstep traders working in Turriff

Yellow and black warning sticker warning door step traders not to call.
Over the weekend My Turriff has received a couple of reports of doorstep traders in the area cold calling at houses and offering to the do work such as paving driveways.

Over the weekend My Turriff has received a couple of reports of doorstep traders in the area cold calling at houses and offering to the do work such as paving driveways.

While there are many traders, who are legitimate and may make doorstep sales calls there are others who may look to take advantage of you by using smart and persuasive tactics. They range from high-pressure salespeople through to rogue traders, confidence tricksters and distraction burglars, and may provide unfair contracts, overpriced or substandard home improvements, phone consumer surveys and bogus charity collections.

Rogue traders usually cold-call, claiming to be workers offering to sell services, make repairs or carry out work on your house, garden or driveway. In reality, they charge inflated prices for shoddy or unnecessary work.

We DO NOT recommend dealing with cold-callers for property maintenance and home repairs.From the Police Scotland website

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Rouge traders like this should be reported to Police Scotland by either going to the Police Station at The Square or calling 101.

Advice
Police Scotland and Aberdeenshire Trading Standards have more advice on how to deal with doorstep traders.

 

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