Tarmacking Scam - Kelso
On Wednesday 19th September a large house near Kelso was targeted by scammers who offered to carry out tarmac driveway repairs. The work that was carried out was not in-line with that agreed, apparently over-priced and of poor standard. Information has been passed to Trading Standards.
We DO NOT recommend engaging with any doorstep cold-callers selling goods or services.
Please look out for any vulnerable neighbours potentially being targeted by doorstep callers and always report any suspicious vehicles or callers to us immediately by phoning 101 or 999 in an emergency. Note as much detail as possible including descriptions of callers, vehicle type, colour, registration number and direction of travel.
For further information on how to spot rogue traders and advice on how to protect yourself, family and neighbours visit our Doorstep Crime and Bogus Callers page on the Police Scotland website
For any community interested in introducing a No Cold Calling Zone in their area please contact your local community beat officer via 101.
Message Sent By
Nick Walker (Police Scotland, Constable, Scottish Borders)
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