Reports have been received of a van going door to door in the Lytham St Annes area offering gardening work or asking if any odd jobs need doing. Unfortunately a resident in Lytham took them up on their offer, after minimal work was completed the consumer was driven to the bank (in the van) and asked to pay over a very large sum of money.
Other reports in the same area indicate gardeners advertising via a flyer, again minimal work done for a large amount of cash. Be wary of using flyers.
Trading Standards advice is to always say no to cold callers. The Safetrader scheme can help you find a trader in your area, contact 0303 333 1111 or go to www.safetrader.org.uk