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Rogue trader warning

Officers currently investigating a series of rogue trader incidents are urging members of the public to look out for their elderly and vulnerable neighbours.

Detectives are linking five incidents that occurred during February and March in the north of the county and in bordering police areas.

During the incidents elderly members of the public were charged excessive amounts of money for roofing work that was often not needed and then driven to the bank to withdraw cash.

The incidents were:

Detective Constable Michelle Carrig from Aldershot CID said:

"Please remember to ask anyone who knocks on your door for identification and if you are thinking about having any work done follow these tips:"

 


If you have any concerns about rogue traders, please contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods team by calling 101.

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud as part of the investigation into these offences and are currently on bail pending further enquiries.


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Hazel Wills         20/05/2014           44140062301                649
 


Hazel Wills
Corporate Communications Officer - Hampshire Constabulary
Northern Area
External: 01962 871359 Internal: 631 128


Email: hazel.wills.15290@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Website: www.hampshire.police.uk


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