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Rogue Traders targeting Vulnerable People

We have had reports of rogue traders targeting vulnerable people by knocking on their door, stating they’re working in the local area and noticed work is needing to be done on their property.

They are then charging extortionate prices for essentially very little work.

Remember if someone knocks at your door, always examine and check their ID. Never let anyone in your house unless they’re someone you know or trust.

Don’t immediately agree to any offers involving a significant amount of money, time or commitment.

Seek independent/legal advice first.

If you are interested in what a door-to-door salesperson has to offer, take time to find out about their business and their offer.

Shop around to make sure you are getting a good deal.

Confirm with charities that they are collecting in your area.


Report anything suspicious to either Trading standards (Rogue Traders) South Gloucestershire or the Police on 101 or our website.

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