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Watch out for rogue traders

Door-to-door scams involve criminals knocking on your door and unexpectedly offering products or services. They may pretend to be from Loreburn, a council department or a utility company.

Fraudsters convince you to pay for goods or work which is often overpriced, of poor quality or is never carried out. In many cases the work isn’t even necessary. They may use intimidation and pressure you to make quick decisions so that you agree to their demands.

Loreburn staff and contractors will always carry ID badges, which they will be able to show you on demand. If you are ever in any doubt about contractors at your home, you can contact us directly by dialling 01387 321 300 or call the police on 101. 

Top tips for staying safe at home...

Always ask for proof of identification and check it carefully. If you aren't happy, don't let them into your home under any circumstances

Never leave your front door open, unlocked or unattended. This stops a second individual entering without your knowledge

If you feel pressured, have the confidence to say NO

Never give keys to workmen unless you're confident that you can trust them

Use a door chain if you have one

If in doubt, keep them out