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Rogue Traders - Be Scam Aware

Alert message sent 08/10/2021 17:03:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Good evening residents of Test Valley,

We have had a few reports of Rogue Traders attempting to sell goods and/or services on the doorstep, tree felling, roof cleaning etc.; all usually at an inflated price.
We recommend to never negotiate at the door and always gather 3 or 4 quotes when work IS required on your property. If needed then ask family, friends and neighbours, that's what our communities are for.
If in doubt feel free to call 101 or if you feel threatened then close the door and call 999.

Top Tips when answering the door:
 - Am I expecting anyone? Who?
 - Is the chain on? (If you don't have an internal chain we recommend getting one and/or a spyhole)
 - If services offered, decline at the door, and if ever in doubt over price call a friend or family member.

Please pass this info on to as many people as possible as this seems to be on the rise.

Stay safe Test Valley, we should be holding some more beat surgeries soon so we can meet face-to-face more and more as COVID is finally relaxing and paying more visits to your local community centres.
See you soon!

PCSO Conor Hill
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Conor Hill (Police, PCSO, Test Valley District)

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