Cold Calling

Doorstep Crime

Cold callers

  • We advise consumers never to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call or via a leaflet drop.
  • You should obtain at least 3 written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Buy With Confidence scheme or a recognised trade association.
  • Traders who agree work at the home of an individual or at a place other than their usual business premises are required by law to provide consumers with a Notice of Right to Cancel, which gives consumers a 7 day cooling off period.  Work should not commence until this period has ended, unless written agreement is obtained from that consumer beforehand.

Reporting Cold Callers

If you have information about traders who are cold calling or require advice on doorstep crime contact our Quick Response Team tel 01962 833666, Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.

 

Current Warnings

Locks Heath - 21/03/2014

Rogue Traders are currently cold calling in the Locks Heath area of Hampshire offering to carry out roof repairs.

Lymington area - 19/02/2014

Rogue Traders are currently cold calling in the Lymington area of Hampshire offering to do tree and general garden work. No paperwork is being given.

 
 
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