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Helping Trading Standards spread the message

South Gloucestershire Trading Standards - 7th November 2014

South Gloucestershire Council Trading Standards have gained another ally in the fight against rogue traders and scammers, which continue to be a problem in South Gloucestershire and across the region.

People living in the Thornbury and Alveston areas will find a Scamwise door sticker in their latest edition of the Trust Local directory, along with advice and guidance from Trading Standards about how to keep yourself safe from uninvited doorstep traders. The directory is being delivered throughout November and December.

The outward facing side of the door sticker states ‘No Doorstep Traders’ whilst the inward facing side gives some safety messages to follow.

The door stickers were purchased using money awarded to Trading Standards by the courts after a successful prosecution, so in essence the criminals have paid for an effective tool to protect the public from criminals.

If you do not live in the Thornbury or Alveston area, you can request a Scamwise door sticker and an advice booklet from Trading Standards by telephoning 03454 04 05 06.

If you think you, a friend or family member may have been the victim of a scam or rogue trader, please contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (Mon-Fri, 9-5).