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Rogue Trader Warning - Rutherglen

Alert message sent 18/09/2020 14:42:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland


 
Following a recent press article concerning Kevin Doyle, a convicted rogue trader, and concerns raised from local residents in Rurtherglen concerning recent sub standard and uncompleted work the following advice is being circulated regarding rogue traders.
 
Don’t feel pressurised into agreeing to immediate work or buying a product or service.
Don’t agree to buy from the first person who calls.
Don’t pay cash up front or offer to go and get money.
Shop around if you decide you need work done and seek advice and or recommendations from family or friends.
Ask what your cancellation rights are.
Also
Keep an eye out for strange vans in your neighbour's driveway.
Make sure your relatives are not regularly taking large amounts of cash out of the bank.
Make arrangements to ensure your relative’s house looks well maintained and, for example, that it is not immediately obvious that an older person lives there alone.
Doorstep criminals will often target the same victim more than once, so be particularly alert if someone has previously been a victim.

Look out for your community and report any suspicious activity or incidents immediately to Police Scotland on 101, Advice Scotland on 0808 164 6000  or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Message sent by
Willie Clark (NHWN, National Co - ordinator, NW Scotland)

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