Police issue warning about rogue traders

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Residents of Marton are being warned about rogue traders in the area.

Lincolnshire Police received reports of two adult males in the area of High Street, Marton, on April 19, knocking door to door attempting to sell tarmac off the back of a trailer to enable new driveways to be laid.

Vehicles seen in the area was a White Nissan pickup truck with an attached trailer, part registration DS11 KV, and a small blue van, no registration recorded.

If you have been contacted by these persons call 101 and report the details quoting incident 85 of April 20.

To check if a company is registered and legal visit www.companieshouse.gov.uk.

To report scams and Internet security issues call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.

If you are contacted by a cold caller over the telephone or on your doorstep some questions to ask are, do I really need the work/equipment being offered, if I haven’t already asked for a quote, will the person provide a written contract/quote, have I obtained other quotes to ensure the price being quoted is reasonable and have I checked to see if they are qualified to carry out the work.