Rogue traders con dozens of north Essex pensioners

CONMEN, rogue traders and predatory salesman have targeted more than 60 pensioners in north Essex.
 

A joint Essex Police and Trading Standards operation has been launched to combat those taking advantage of some of the most vulnerable in society.


Officers hope to be able to identify and prosecute those preying on the pensioners and carrying out poor quality building, roofing, gardening and repair work.
 

Chief Insp Cat Barrie, district commander for Tendring, said: “These residents live a quiet life and trust everyone, sadly making them vulnerable."

Residents are being urged to get and check the trader ID, ask them questions, take their time and remember you can cancel purchases over £35 within seven days.
 

Also if you want to say no do not be concerned about asking them to leave.
 

For more information and advice, call Essex County Council Trading Standards on 08454 040506 or find a trading standards-approved trader at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

 

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4:10pm Wed 12 Dec 12

peanuts68 says...

sick sick sick , what is wiv people horrid scumbags grrrrrr
sick sick sick , what is wiv people horrid scumbags grrrrrr peanuts68

7:42pm Wed 12 Dec 12

calamity says...

What is the point of half a story mentioning conmen etc. Explain who they are. Name and shame. Show some photos.
What is the point of half a story mentioning conmen etc. Explain who they are. Name and shame. Show some photos. calamity

9:51am Thu 13 Dec 12

Farmhouse France says...

calamity wrote:
What is the point of half a story mentioning conmen etc. Explain who they are. Name and shame. Show some photos.
Good idea. At least give us the names they are trading under. Despicable
people.
[quote][p][bold]calamity[/bold] wrote: What is the point of half a story mentioning conmen etc. Explain who they are. Name and shame. Show some photos.[/p][/quote]Good idea. At least give us the names they are trading under. Despicable people. Farmhouse France

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