Friday, 9 May 2014

eCops: Warning About Impersonating Trading Standards Officers 09/05/2014

An incident has taken place in Cottenham this afternoon where a victim of a previous rogue trading incident has had a visit from a person impersonating a Trading Standards officer wanting to take away paperwork.

Genuine Trading Standards Officers would never act like this, and carry official identification which you can check.

If you are cold called by a person purporting to be a Trading Standards Officer please call the Police on 999.

If you have an older/ vulnerable relative who you may have had recent suspicious building work and could be subject to further harassment by the traders please ensure you pass on this message.

If you think you have been a victim of a Rogue Trader, please report this by contacting our partner The Citizens Advice Consumer Service or call Trading Standards 0845 4040506.