Cold Caller Warning – Watch Out for Bogus Traders Offering to Carry out Gardening Work

We’ve had reports of cold callers in the Angus area offering to carry out gardening work. If you need work done on the house or in the garden, look for a reputable trader instead.

Trading Standards are reminding residents to stay alert as it is the time of year for a rise in cold calling. Residents need to be on their guard if approached by anyone cold calling at their homes offering any type of property maintenance or gardening services. Often what seems like a quick cheap job turns out to be a lot more work and the costs escalate, sometimes with aggressive practices.

Our advice is not to deal with cold callers as this is a favoured approach used by rogue traders whose sole intention is to extract as much money from residents as possible.

If you do need work on your property or garden, use a reputable local trader who has been recommended by friends or family or someone who has been vetted and is part of the Angus Trusted Trader Scheme. You can search for local traders at


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