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Rogue Traders

Rogue Traders

These are dishonest tradespeople who often turn up unannounced. You may want some work doing, but this isn't the way to do it. A rogue trader may leaflet an area before making doorstep calls and often offer roofing, gardening and handyperson jobs. The work may be unnecessary, done to a poor standard and overpriced.


It's best to not open the door to anyone you don't recognise.



  • Obtain three written quotes before choosing a trader.

  • Don’t pay any money upfront, particular in cash.

  • Only pay for work once it has been completed and you are satisfied with the job.

  • Report issues with rogue traders to West Yorkshire Police online, by calling 101. Call or text 999 if they are still on your doorstep.

  • Report issues with companies to West Yorkshire Trading Standards via Citizens Advice online or by calling 0345 404 0506.

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    Message Sent By
    Faye Greenwood
    (Police, Coordinator, Kirklees District Huddersfield NPT)

    Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials