Police Warning Over Rogue Traders
11 September 2014, 06:00
Residents are being urged to be vigilant following reports of suspected rogue traders operating in the county.
Police received several calls on Tuesday about a man cold calling at addresses and approaching people in the street trying to sell pressure washers, power tools and diesel generators.
The man was driving a silver transit style van and incidents were reported in Hardley Road and Norwich Road in Chedgrave; the industrial estate in Loddon; Arlington Garderns in Atlleborough; Park Road in Spixworth; Thieves Lane in Salhouse; and Wroxham Road in Coltishall.
Norfolk County Council's Trading Standards Officers request that residents never agree to buy goods from, or have work done, by someone that calls unannounced at their door, or approaches them on the street.
Often such traders don't provide full names, trading addresses or contact telephone numbers, resulting in it being virtually impossible to trace them if there are any problems with the work or goods - which is all too often the case.