Incidents have been reported of elderly residents being targeted for driveway work, particularly in the Leyland area. Rogue roofers (two men and an accompanying woman, in a white van) have
been working in the Simonstone, Padiham area. The woman makes friends with householders and asks for a glass of water as a way to get into the house. Residents are warned to keep an eye on their neighbours, report suspicions to the police or trading standards, and not to deal with anyone on the doorstep.
If you need help finding a reputable trader why not check the Safe Trader Scheme.
For further information visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call Help Direct on 0303 333 1111.