Tag: rogue traders

It’s DIY time – so beware of doorstep sales and deals

By on 25/04/2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director of Place, urges people to be vigilant as rogue traders could be knocking on your door as the bank holidays – and DIY season – approaches. While many people look to make improvements to their homes over the spring and summer – be it gardening, double glazing or roof work – […]

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Beware: The 12 Cons of Christmas

By on 12/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Christmas is a time for giving, but people are being warned that for some unscrupulous individuals and firms it is a time for conning. To help shoppers avoid scams and tricksters, Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team is reminding them of the 12 cons of Christmas. Cllr Barbara Dring, Chair of the city council’s Licensing […]

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Beware: Rogue traders can call at any time

By on 23/09/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to be vigilant as rogue traders are becoming increasingly convincing. While many people look to make home improvements during the summer, be it gardening or double glazing, these are often big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship. However it can be tempting when a […]

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Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 13/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

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People urged to be aware of rogues posing as Medequip staff

By on 13/10/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents who receive equipment via Medequip – contractors who work with Birmingham City Council and the NHS to provide aids to independent living – are being warned about rogues posing as Medequip staff. Following reports of two incidents of drivers posing as Medequip staff in the Hall Green area (B28), people are being reminded […]

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Tackling rogue traders by raising awareness

By on 05/10/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Trading Standards officers have stepped up their campaign against rogue traders by visiting places where members of the public can withdraw money to encourage them to look out for and report possible victims. As part of a national day of action, officers visited 29 banks, building societies and post offices, to ask staff to […]

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Summer – time to protect yourself against doorstep crime

By on 12/08/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to beware of rogue traders making doorstep DIY offers during the summer months. People often look to improve their homes and gardens during the summer. Whether it’s double glazing, a patio or landscaping, these are all big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship – […]

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Campaign urges neighbours to report rogue traders

By on 29/10/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to be ‘good neighbours’ to protect vulnerable people against being victims of doorstep crime. Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team will be offering advice on this at drop-in sessions across the city as part of National Consumer Week, which begins on Monday (3 November 2014). This year’s campaign, run by […]

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Council’s crackdown: rogue traders beware

By on 24/04/2013 in News with 0 Comments

Rogue traders in vehicles who aim to dupe and extort money from the public are the target of road block activity today (April 24) by Birmingham's Trading Standards Service and West Midlands Police. Trading standards officers will be stopping vehicles in the city with tell-tail-signs that they are trading for property repairs or improvement work […]

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Banks urged to stop doorstep conmen cashing in

By on 22/04/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards at Birmingham City Council are visiting local banks to educate staff to be alert to incidents where vulnerable people are being duped by rogue traders into withdrawing large amounts of cash for minor, and often unasked for, repairs. The move comes as part of a crackdown by Birmingham City Council's Trading Standards against rogue traders, […]

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