Rogue Traders

following a recent incident, please be aware of Rogue Traders operating in your area.
Door-to-door scams involve criminals knocking on your door and unexpectedly offering products or services. Fraudsters convince you to pay for goods or work which is often overpriced, of poor quality or is never carried out. In many cases the work isn’t even necessary. They may use intimidation and pressure you to make quick decisions so that you agree to their demands.
How to protect yourself:
Always check their identity. If you are not happy do not let them into your house under any circumstances.
Never leave your front door open / unlocked and unattended so a second individual can’t enter without your knowledge.
Take time to consider your options and research costs from other providers. If in doubt contact your local Trading Standards office.
If you feel pressured have the confidence to say NO.
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Police Scotland’s North East Division covers rural and urban areas in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City. The division has five territorial command areas which have their own dedicated Area Commander, who is responsible for the daily policing function. Each command area is served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community. These teams respond to local calls and look for long term solutions to key issues. They are assisted by the division’s Crime Reduction Unit who deliver against Force and local priorities in a number of areas, including physical and social crime prevention, supporting and enhancing community engagement and creating and sustaining strong and effective partnership working.
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Heather Nelson (Police, Constable, Crime Reduction, North East Division)