Beware of rogue traders posing as tree surgeons

Beware of rogue traders posing as tree surgeons

Beware of rogue traders posing as tree surgeons

First published in News

DORSET Police have warned residents to exercise caution in a bid to avoid becoming victims of ‘rogue traders’ posing as tree surgeons.

Police and trading standards officers say this is the time of year when neighbours could be taken advantage of, especially if they’ve been unfortunate to have suffered storm damage to their gardens or homes.

“Trading standards recommend that you consider choosing a trader on the Buy With Confidence scheme,” said a police spokesman.

“All the traders have been checked out by trading standards and are CRB checked.

“Get access to a list of reputable traders from builders, roofers, plumbers and electricians, to gardeners and tree surgeons. Better safe than sorry.”

Before employing anyone to remove trees or branches visit the ‘Trees’ page on the Borough of Poole’s website: boroughofpoole.com/environment/countryside/trees-an-woodland/privately-owned-trees/ There is a link on this webpage to the Arboricultural Association which has a list of qualified tree surgeons.

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11:25pm Sun 23 Feb 14

cosmick says...

ARE they talking about pikeys?
ARE they talking about pikeys? cosmick
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9:01am Mon 24 Feb 14

bigfatlad says...

cosmick wrote:
ARE they talking about pikeys?
Don't worry - when the pikeys come and trespass in Weymouth and Portland, DCC will send an "ethnic minority liaison officer" out with a clipboard ... and let them scam pensioners 'til its time to move on and repeat somewhere else...
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: ARE they talking about pikeys?[/p][/quote]Don't worry - when the pikeys come and trespass in Weymouth and Portland, DCC will send an "ethnic minority liaison officer" out with a clipboard ... and let them scam pensioners 'til its time to move on and repeat somewhere else... bigfatlad
  • Score: 0

10:52am Mon 24 Feb 14

MaidofDorset says...

The best way to find a good tradesman is asking friends for personal recommendation.

Employing a couple of guys cruising the neighbourhood looking into peoples back gardens etc. is asking for trouble and probably merits a quick phone call to the police.
The best way to find a good tradesman is asking friends for personal recommendation. Employing a couple of guys cruising the neighbourhood looking into peoples back gardens etc. is asking for trouble and probably merits a quick phone call to the police. MaidofDorset
  • Score: 1

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