Doorstep Callers

Please be aware we have had some reports regarding suspicious doorstep callers in Histon and Bar Hill

Males have called at residential addresses offering roof washing to remove moss, and also to repair ‘loose’ roof tiles at addresses in Nuns Orchard Histon, and also at an address in Acorn Avenue, Bar Hill.

It is not necessary to remove moss from your roof, and this is a common method used to carry out unnecessary work on a property. We recommend that you do not buy and goods or services at the door, especially services such as building or gardening work. Get quotes from reputable traders so that you can make a decision at your leisure.  Never agree to work being carried out because it seems like a good deal. Any transaction over £42 should come with cancellation rights of 14 days. If the trader fails to offer this, they are committing an offence.

For information about reputable traders in your area, for building or gardening work etc. look at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk or Tel: 08454 040506 these traders have been thoroughly assessed and the scheme is supported by Cambridgeshire Trading Standards and The Office of Fair Trading.

If you are aware of suspicious or bogus callers in your area, please report any concerns via 101.