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Luton Borough Council

04/01/2023 - Council urging people to look out for rogue traders

Luton Council is warning residents about the dangers of doorstep criminals and asking for people’s help to catch culprits.

Doorstep criminals, often known as rogue traders, cold call offering services and cheap deals to try and persuade people to have work carried out. They rarely provide paperwork so they can't be traced once they've completed work and names, addresses and business details are very often false.

Luton Trading Standards is looking into incidents of potential doorstep crime in the area and would like to contact a number of people who may be able to assist in enquiries. They are appealing for anyone who may be able to help to identify these individuals to come forward.

Cllr Maria Lovell portfolio holder for Trading Standards at Luton Council said, “It’s really important not to agree for work to be done on your house or garden by someone who knocks at your door uninvited or to give money to people who just turn up. To avoid being scammed by doorstep criminals remember reputable tradespeople never cold call.

“We are urging people to come forward to help protect others”

If you know these people, you can contact Trading Standards in confidence at [email protected].

If you have been a victim of doorstep crime, call 0808 2231133 to report it.

© 2023 Luton Council, Town Hall, Luton LU1 2BQ