Oxfordshire Trading Standards savedoorstep crime victims over £250,000

(Published on 09/06/2017)

Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service, working in partnership with Thames Valley Police, banks and other agencies, have saved over £250,000 for the victims of rogue traders in the last 12 months. This is the largest amount of money ever saved by the doorstep crime team since it was established 12 years ago. The team targets rogue traders who prey on the vulnerable and elderly and claim to be legitimate companies. However, these ‘traders’ who carry out the ‘work’ are often not appropriately qualified and the majority of the work carried out is unnecessary and of poor quality, to the point of being dangerous. There is more information on the Oxfordshire County Council website.