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Rogue Trader in Sherborne Area

Alert message sent 20/06/2020 08:59:00

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Sherborne Neighbourhood Policing Team have received a report of a rogue trader in the Bishops Caundle area. A male knocked on a resident’s door and asked if they would like their hedge trimmed and the cost would be £300. The resident refused, and the rogue trader went away. Two days later he returned demanding payment for the work even though it had not been done. Fortunately the resident was robust enough to tell the male to go away.

• NEVER accept work from anyone who offers it over the phone or at your door.
• NEVER go to the bank with a trader or give them your account details.
• NEVER let anyone into your property unless you know them.
• To find an approved trader or report an incident to Trading Standards, visit the Citizens Advice website:…/find-a-trader-and-check-you-ca…/
• If you suspect a rogue trader or distraction burglar is at your door, call the police immediately on 999

PCSO6269 Jones
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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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