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Kent County Council warns Dover people to keep an eye out for rogue traders after attempts have been made to undermine residents.
KCC Trading Standards received a report of two men knocking on doors in the Dover area.
The council believe that con-men are using the recent floods as an excuse to target people at their front doors.
Both men claimed to be working nearby and told the victims that they had a hole in their chimney.
The rogue traders were falsely claiming that people needed work doing to their houses.
One man is five ft 11, around 30 years-old and with short hair, and the other is around five ft nine, between 18 to 20-years-old with fair medium length hair.
Both men are white, with no noticeable accent.
The conmen have been seen driving a white box Transit van, with ladders on a roof rack.
To avoid these situations, people are asked not be be pressured into signing anything, nor to let unknown callers into their home.
Usually conmen will make a quote above the average price and produce poor quality work.
Residents are asked to bare in mind that they are entitled to a seven day cooling off period if they have made a payment over £35.
If you think you may have been targetted by a rogue trader, you can report it to KCC by filling out their online form, available at: www.kent.gov.uk/tradingstandards.
Similarly, if you’d like to see a list of reliable services, you can access this on: www.buywithconfidence.co.uk.
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