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This week is National Consumer Week.  Newcastle CAB is working closely with staff from the City Council’s Trading Standards team to

stop rogue traders and doorstep crime.

 

Come and see our advice stall at the Grainger Market in the City Centre  10.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Wednesday this week.

 

 

“Someone has been going from door-to-door on my street and I’m concerned they might not be a legitimate trader.  What should I do?”

 

·       As a general rule it is worth trusting your instincts – if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

 

·       Scammers often use cold calling and doorstep sales to target victims, so before agreeing to anything or signing anything first tell someone you trust about the offer. Having this conversation with a family member, friend, or a good neighbour could stop you from losing money.

 

·       If a trader is offering you a deal take a moment to check out their details. Ask the trader if they belong to a professional organisation, such as TrustMark, and if they say they do, then phone the organisation or look on their website to check this is true.

 

·       Don’t agree to a deal on the spot if you have any doubt. Legitimate traders should be happy for you to take their details and say you need more time to make a decision. Avoid handing over money before a job is started. A reliable trader won’t ask you to do this as they should have the money to cover materials until they are paid.

 

·       If you are concerned about an offer, think you may have been caught out by a rogue trader, or are concerned for a neighbour, you should call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on our helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

 

·       If you've fallen for a scam, report it to the Police orto Action Fraud:  0300 123 2040

 

For the most up-to-date advice, please visit adviceguide.org.uk

 

Or ring  AdviceLine:   0344 245 1288

 

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For More Information, contact  Shona Alexander, Chief Executive, Newcastle CAB,  35 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  5AN

 

Tel:  0191  229  2750  ext 238

 

 

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