Warning after rogue traders strike in Dungannon

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PSNI officers in Dungannon are urging the public to be aware of rogue traders after suspects targeted local residents.

Constable Mark Baxter said: “They believe these callers may have been exploitative in carrying out work on a house. We recognise that not all cold callers are rogue traders or criminals however we want every householder, particularly the more vulnerable, to have the confidence to refuse services they do not require or want.

“We would encourage all householders to check the credentials of anyone calling to their door. We want to empower residents to discourage those unofficial traders who may overcharge an unsuspecting householder for poor quality work or work that is never completed at all. Rogue trading and its links to burglary can have a significant impact on the vulnerable and elderly within our communities. If you have any concerns please contact your local police on the non-emergency number 101.”