Warning over scam roof repairs in Petersfield

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TRADING Standards have warned people to be on their guard after reports of rogue traders operating in Petersfield.

Cowboy traders are currently cold calling and leaflet dropping in and around Petersfield.

They are offering to carry out roof inspections or roof repairs.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire County Council said: ‘Trading Standards would advise consumers not to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call or via a leaflet drop.

‘Consumers should obtain at least three written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme or a recognised trade association.

‘Members of the Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair.

‘All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws.’

Details can be obtained by calling (01962) 833620 or emailing buy.with.confidence@hants.gov.uk.