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

Sources of help on: Safeguarding, rogue traders/scams, anti-social behaviour if you, or someone you care for, feels vulnerable

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. 

West Berkshire Council's pdf icon rogue traders leaflet [579kb] has more information, or the Citizen's Advice Bureau have advice and help on spotting, and reporting, scams.

Sources of help to make you feel safer in and around your home: Electrical safety, fire safety - home safety checks, gas & carbon monoxide safety

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Feeling safe

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