Beware – Watch Out for Bogus Traders Claiming to be Council Workers

Residents should be on their guard after recent reports of bogus traders claiming to work for the Council.

Fraudalert

Trading Standards and Police Scotland have had reports of two men in a van going door-to-door in Angus offering to carry out roofing repairs and claiming to work for the Council.

We would ask residents to be extremely cautious about people who call at houses offering to do roofing or other work. We would strongly advise to never to hand money over if approached in this way and never let the callers into your home.

If Council tenants believe the workers have pointed out a genuine issue with your property they should speak to a housing officer.

Council officers and contractors will always carry ID so remember to request ID badges.

If you or someone you know are approached by these people you can report the incident to Police Scotland by calling 101.

We urge family, friends and neighbours to keep an eye on vulnerable or older residents and relatives.

If you are worried about someone who is more vulnerable to scams call our ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 and ask to speak to Trading Standards.

See the current scam warnings on our website

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