Storm Doris: Warning to avoid doorstep scams

by | Mar 8, 2017 | News, Safety at Home

People are being warned to watch out for doorstep salespeople offering to repair damage caused by Storm Doris to avoid poor workmanship, scams or other crimes.

The warning coincides with reports this week to Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards team of an unknown trader cold calling in the Ollerton and Boughton area offering tree surgery services. The trader was reported to be targeting the homes of older people and had been reported to be trespassing into their rear gardens and asking residents if they lived alone and what times they were usually not at home.

Residents struggling to find a reputable trader should find a vetted local trader on the Checkatrade website.

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