Welcome to Consumer and Business Information from The Moray Council Trading Standards Service. Call our partner Citizens Advice Consumer Service, 03454 04 05 06, for clear, practical consumer advice :- Available 9.00am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can make a complaint using the online complaint form.
Doorstep Crime can affect anyone, but it is often older and vulnerable people who are targeted. Common practices include high pressure / aggressive sales techniques and carrying out unnecessary work to a low standard at inflated cost. The most serious problems are associated with higher value home and garden repairs and maintenance.
Trading Standards advice is never to agree to work on the doorstep. Doorstep sellers are often trained in pressure sales techniques and they can be very persuasive. Your best protection is to say: “No thank you” and close the door. If you think that work is needed to your property get quotes from two or three traders and compare them. Ask someone you can trust for a recommendation, or use one of the recognised trader approval schemes listed below. Don’t hurry to part with your money.
If you, or a neighbour or relative is approached by a cold caller and you are concerned about them we would advise you to contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506. Further advice is available here. We can supply free ‘We do not buy at the door’ stickers. You can ask a trusted neighbour to speak with doorstep sellers for you and use this card to send cold callers to your neighbour.
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