Feeling Safe, rogue traders, scams - information from WBC if you, or someone you care for, feels vulnerable

Last updated: 27/02/2022

Rogue traders and scams

Sometimes, particularly as we get older, we don't feel secure in our own homes. The news often details cases of rogue traders who try to 'rip you off', intimidate or mislead you to make you buy things you don't want or need. 

If you feel you are being pressured into having work done, or to buy goods you don't want, ask the trader to leave. It's illegal for a trader to stay at your home once you have asked them to leave. If you feel at all threatened by a trader in your home, then telephone 999. 

Who to contact

West Berkshire Council's Feeling safe webpage

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