Residents are being urged to look out for rogue doorstep traders preying on vulnerable neighbours.
As part of National Consumer Week, which runs until Friday, West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service (WYTSS) is pushing its ‘Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders’ campaign that encourages residents to nominate themselves to discourage cold calling rogues. The scheme means doorstep traders are referred to speak to nominated neighbours when offering services. Rogue traders often cold call and offer to carry-out repairs which can be poor quality and highly priced.
David Lodge, of WYTSS, said: “We want people to be on the lookout for doorstep crime in their community to help stop neighbours falling foul of rogues.” Visit www.tradingstandards.gov.uk.