We have had reports recently that some victims are being repeatedly targeted, sometimes by the same trader.
One good news story that came to light yersterday was via a call to us from a Surrey Police Officer who was at the home of two elderly residents in Horley who had been victims of a rogue trader about a year ago and had just been visited again by them asking for their paperwork. Thankfully the PC knew excatly how to deal with the situation as she had attended a “brilliant training course” by one of our officers.
This shows that:
- The residents knew to call the Police as they suspected something was wrong
- The PC knew how to deal with the situation, including sharing the details with us due to brilliant partnership working between Surrey Trading Standards and Surrey Police
- The rogue traders didn’t get what they came for!
Remember to say NO to uninvited traders!
You can always pick up a ‘sticker pack’, effectively turing your home in to a No Cold Calling Zone! You can find out more details here www.surreycc.gov.uk/stopcoldcallers