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Rogue Traders - Britten Road

Alert message sent 13/10/2019 22:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Residents,
Please be aware that 3 males in a white pickup with a trailer and shredder have been reported in Britten Road offering maintenance and gardening work.  They called at a property in Britten Road offering to paint the garden fence.  The work they did was incomplete, shoddy and excessively overpriced.  They also tried to persuade the house holder to agree to extra unnecessary work done on a garage roof.
NEVER USE TRADERS WHO CALL ON YOU.   If you need work done on your property ask friends, neighbours and family for recommendations.  Use the Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme booklet to find a trader.
Do not agree to any work unless you have got at least three written quotations from similar businesses.  Make sure the quotes state what work will be carried out, the full price including VAT and when the work will start and be finished.

Many elderly residents do not have emails and therefore can't receive this advice via Hampshire Alerts.  Please, if you have a neighbour who might benefit from this advice pass it on to them.

Finally if you have been affected or concerned about a doorstep caller please contact the Doorstep Crime Team on 01962 833 666 for help and advice.

Thank you.
Message sent by
Deborah Doherty (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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