Warning from Hampshire County Council on cold callers

RESIDENTS are being reminded to be alert for cold callers at their doors.

Thursday, 19th January 2017, 6:36 am

Hampshire County Council’s trading standards service is sending out the warning after recent reports involving a cold caller pretending to be an officer from the Office of Fair Trading.

They said they were investigating a company that previously did work at the resident’s address. The resident may be told they are due some compensation and may then be asked for a contribution.

It is thought the cold callers are using information gained from rogue traders who are sharing information.

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The council is warning that claims the officer works for the Office of Fair Trading are untrue.

For more information call 01962 833 666.