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Fraudulent Tree Surgeons

Alert message sent 10/05/2017 16:37:00

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Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service have responded to several incidents in the past month involving bogus tree surgeons. Elderly residents have been cold called at the door and then large amounts of money have been demanded for unnecessary work. Bogus tree surgeons often use vehicles that look legitimate, which are sign written and are also towing equipment.
 
This time of year does see a rise in fraudulent activity related to garden and house maintenance.   

Never buy from uninvited callers, especially at the door.  Always tell cold callers you are not interested. We would advise you to always get 3 quotes and use http://www.checkatrade.com to find legitimate traders.
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Tim Watson (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire)

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