Traders Beware – Scam Targeting Trades People


It has been brought to our attention that a focus is currently on contacting Trades People – Electricians, Plumbers, Locksmiths, etc.. where the caller suggests that you have been recommended to them to become "The Official Police" (plumber, electrician, locksmith, etc..) in your area.

You are then contacted to place an advert (which you then have to pay for) in a Police Journal, Police Booklet, Police Diary or some such similar publication. Even if you don's agree – you still get the call chasing payment. Help us spread the word and use the social media share buttons on this site to alert others of this scam before they get caught out!

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  1. Just had a call from Lee Philips on 01769 733933 saying that he was from National Crime Prevention Assoc asking us to advertise in their September magazine naming rougue traders in the area. They had chosen us as their official partner by checking with Trading Standards and local council and checkatrader. There is no money till after the magazine has been printed but I fear that as they now have my number the demands for money will soon role in

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