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Braintree: Warning over rogue doorstep traders
2:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
Braintree residents have been warned of potential rogue traders in the area.
Essex County Council’s Malcolm Shead, head of Trading Standards, is particularly concerned at the number of people targeted in Braintree.
Mr Shead offered the following tips on how to avoid becoming a victim:
1. Never agree to have work carried out on your house or garden by anyone who knocks at your door.
2. If you need work carried out on your property you can ask family, friends or neighbours to recommend reputable businesses.
3.Try to use a Buy with Confidence business (via 08454 040506 or www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk).
They have been audited and approved by Trading Standards.
4. It is always best to get two or three quotes from reputable traders which you can consider in your own time without pressure.
5. Don’t be embarrassed or worried if you have been caught out by a rogue doorstep trader, Trading Standards can help just call 08454 040506.
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