Police are currently receiving regular calls about ‘rogue trader’ activity in the Brighton area. Incidents include vulnerable and usually elderly members of the community are being targeted by pushy, intimidating trades people seeking to persuade them to have unnecessary works undertaken in and around their homes.
These works include general building maintenance, tree surgery, and gardening work. Victims have then been charged extortionate amounts for sub-standard work or for work not undertaken at all. We strongly advise residents not to engage with any cold callers of this type. If you have relatives who are vulnerable or living alone, they could be a potential target for these unscrupulous people.
Please do inform your relatives, friends, and colleagues. The more people who are aware, the less likely it is that someone you know will become a victim.”Please report sightings of suspicious vehicles, persons or activities such as those described to us, using the 101 non emergency contact number, via our website, www.sussex.police.ukor if there is an offence in progress, on 999.
NPT EAST BRIGHTON – Preston Area Sussex House,
Telephone 101 Ext. 558114 T: 07769363213
Sussex Police – Serving Sussex
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