Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards has chosen national Rogue Trader Awareness Week to launch a new campaign to urge honest traders to report rogue builders.
Corinne Brown, Warwickshire Trading Standards Team Manager said:
“Rogue traders are a particular problem at this time of year, using high-pressure tactics to convince residents to agree to repairs or improvements to their houses, driveways or gardens. All too often we hear that high prices have been charged for work that is carried out poorly or sometimes not at all.”
We can act to tackle rogue traders and support their vulnerable victims, but we need to know where rogue traders are operating. That is why today we’re asking genuine and honest local businesses to help us by reporting the rogues.”
Genuine businesses can report rogue traders to Warwickshire Trading Standards anonymously on 01926 414040.
Consumers requiring help and advice can contact Warwickshire Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.
Trading Standards Officers will distribute posters and other material to promote the campaign to Builders Merchants and other locations.