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Rogue traders trying to benefit from storm damage
5:00am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
ROGUE traders could try to profit from the damage caused by the St Jude storm, warns Hampshire County Council.
Trading Standards is warning the public that criminals may try to scam older and vulnerable people by persuading them unnecessary work needs to be carried out.
The department fear that some people might be charged exorbitant prices.
Trading Standards urges anyone to contact their insurance companies before discussing the issues with contractors.
They urge householders to obtain at least three written quotes before any work is done and to only use a reputable or recommended firm.
If anyone has any information about rogue traders or needs advice on doorstep crime they should contact the Hampshire Trading Standards Doorstep Crime Quick Response Team on 01962 833666.
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