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.
We DO NOT recommend dealing with cold-callers for property maintenance and home repairs.From the Police Scotland website
Rouge traders like this should be reported to Police Scotland by either going to the Police Station at The Square or calling 101.