Alert – Bogus Builders And Rogue Traders
Lancashire Constabulary want to let you know that they continue to get reports of rogue traders and bogus builders targeting people in Lancashire.
Those in our communities who are the most elderly and vulnerable are often particularly at risk.
Examples of their criminal behaviour can include convincing people they need building or maintenance work doing then charging extortionate prices, through to exploiting the elderly to convince them they owe money and need to hand over cash.
Please be wary if anyone comes to your door offering this type of work and have a look at the police website here https://www.lancashire.police.uk/help-advice/property-safety/doorstep-crime-bogus-callers/ for tips and advice to keep you safe.
As the summer holidays are almost upon us, lots of you will either be going away or looking after children. If you can, the police urge you to take some time to check on elderly relatives or friends, make sure they are OK and encourage them to never agree to work on the doorstep without speaking to someone they trust first.
If you see anyone you don’t recognise offering building or other work door to door or acting suspiciously then please report it to us, either using the online form here https://reportitonline.lancashire.police.uk/NdsPublicEngagementUi/index?force=lancashireconstabulary or by calling 101. All reports of this nature are taken really seriously.