Rogue traders warning after winds

TRADING standards officers are warning that the recent high winds could lead to an increase in dodgy workmen looking to make money out of people's misery.

TRADING standards officers are warning that the recent high winds could lead to an increase in dodgy workmen looking to make money out of people's misery.

A spokesman from Suffolk's trading standards department said: “With garden fences blown over and trees uprooted there will be no shortage of repairs to be carried out. Don't let a rogue trader take advantage of your misfortune.”

People are being urged to challenge anyone looking over their property and think twice before deciding if work needs to be done.

Genuine traders should be prepared to wait while you look around for a better deal.

People are also warned not to believe a cash deal is cheaper and easier, and not to sign anything or pay for anything until they are sure about it.

Reg Ruffles, assistant county trading standards said: "Don't be taken in by the person knocking at your door offering something which seems too good to be true - it probably is.”