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Dorset Rogue Traders Are Being Clamped Down On

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9:03am 13th April 2014

Dorset Police have been clamping down on rogue traders trying to con you out of money.

The force teamed up with Trading Standards and stopped tradespeople they saw working on people's houses or gardens.

Officers say rogue traders often target elderly, vulnerable people and commit distraction burglaries too.

Homeowners are advised to never agree to any work offered on your doorstep and never pay cash up front.

Crime prevention and design advisor for Dorset Police, Debbie Oldfield, said: "We actively supported this national day of action by working with Trading Standards officers to approach tradespeople carrying out work on homes across Dorset.

"Anyone found to be conning victims into paying for unnecessary or vastly overpriced work are dealt with accordingly.

"If you feel that you have been a victim of a rogue trader please do not feel embarrassed. Contact Dorset Police or Trading Standards and report it.

If you are concerned or intimidated by a caller at your door then please call Dorset Police on 999.

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