Trading Standards warning
Tuesday 13th of February 2018
Caerphilly’s Trading Standards team are encouraging residents to be vigilant, after they were made aware of a resident being approached by a workman recently, claiming to be working on behalf of the council.
The workman stated that the resident needed work doing on their roof, and that if the roof was not repaired the resident could be liable for prosecution. The workman also demanded payment for the work.
Fortunately the resident was suspicious and alert, and did not pay any money. The workman left promising to return, but never did.
Trading Standards are keen to remind residents that under no circumstances would employees or contractors working on behalf of the council ask residents to pay for work at the doorstep. Council workers will also always carry official identification.
Residents are urged to be vigilant with any cold callers, whether it be suggesting that work needs doing to their property or promising compensation of any sort.
Where suspicions arise, residents should contact Caerphilly’s Trading Standards team on 01443 811300.
Source: http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/News/News-Bulletin/February-2018/Trading-Standards-warning (Thu Feb 8th 2018)