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Warnings issued after rogue traders quote £360 just to prune trees in Faversham

By Aidan Barlow

Police and trading standards officers are hunting a pair of suspected rogue tree surgeons after they targeted homes in Faversham.

They were alerted at 11am on Wednesday after receiving a phone call from a concerned resident who had been quoted £360 just to prune trees.

The dodgy traders are believed to be in their mid 30s, tanned, shaven headed and with broad traveller accents, and one of the men had a stutter.

KCC advice to residents

KCC advice to residents

They were clad in orange workwear, hard hats, visors and ear defenders, and were seen driving a plain white van with a cage on the back.

They were last seen driving in Preston Avenue heading towards Bramley Avenue on Wednesday. Residents have been asked to be vigilant.

Advice to householders is to say no to uninvited callers, cash payments, unnecessary repairs, and to say ‘no’ politely but firmly.

To report an incidents of rogue traders, please visit www.kent.gov.uk/tradingstandards or call the Citizens Advice Bureau on 03454 040506.

 

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