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Rogue traders

Rogue traders can include sellers of:

  • counterfeit items like clothing, perfumes, tobacco and DVDs
  • unsafe electrical items
  • un-roadworthy or clocked cars

Doorstep rogue traders will often call unexpectedly, offering services or goods that you hadn’t asked for.

They will offer to carry out work on your property or sell you a product, at what seems like a reasonable price. In reality, they are looking to trick you out of your money.

You shouldn’t feel pressured to accept any work or service you don’t want. It’s your home and your right to say ‘no’.

To report a rogue trader contact the Citizens Advice consumer service

Guidance from Citizens Advice on how to spot a scam.

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