31/10/2017 Menacing doorstep rogue trader alert – ‘diseased’ tree and ‘moss paint’ cost residents almost £2000!

Warwickshire residents are warned to beware of rogue traders after more reports!

In one incident a resident was cold called and told that the tree in his garden was diseased and would have to be cut down. He was told that should he not agree, the caller would report him to the council. The rogue trader charged him over £1000 for the unnecessary work.

In a second case a resident received a knock at the door from men who claimed they had taken over the company that had ‘done her walls and roof’. The bogus callers then stated that they wanted to check the property to see if anything needed doing ‘under guarantee’. They then went on to claim that the roof needed repairing and painting to prevent moss growth. All this was unnecessary. The resident paid the rogue traders over £700 in cash!

NEVER agree to any cold callers carrying out work on your property, whatever they claim.

  • Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.
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  • Avoid rogue traders. Use Warwickshire Trading Standards No Rogue Traders Here approved trader scheme
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