Trading Standards are warning residents of traders who cold call offering to do roofing repairs. Sometimes the trader tries to make his business look reputable by saying he is working elsewhere on the street and has noticed that work needs doing to your roof. This can lead to several residents on the same street being ripped-off. Another trick is to pose as a surveyor or someone from the council with a fake ID card.
If you need a reputable trader why not look at Trading Standard's Safe Trader Scheme. For more information visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call Help Direct on 0303 333 1111.