Rogue traders offering bogus gardening work in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 15:39 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:39 05 December 2017

Rogue traders are offering gardening work in Honiton, say police.

Rogue traders are offering gardening work in Honiton, say police.


Bogus gardeners are knocking Honiton doors offering work, police are warning.

Bogus gardeners are knocking Honiton doors offering work, police are warning.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police is urging residents not to agree to work by the rogue traders.

She added: “Please do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers as the risks are high.

“Take time to get three quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time.

“Get recommendations from friends and family and if you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police.”

In 2011, a carpet cleaning company, which was featured on the BBC’s Rogue Traders programme, cold called residents in Axminster and Honiton.

According to Rogue Traders, the firm operated a “bait and switch” sales pitch, where customers are talked into buying more expensive cleaning services after accepting the initial offer.

Advice can be found on the trading standards website:

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