Rogue Trader Week – 9-13th April

Hello ,

In Staffordshire, along with the rest of the UK, rogue traders continue to cause problems for residents – particularly those who are elderly and vulnerable.

We will be holding an online surgery on Thursday 12 April at 7pm when you can chat ‘live’ with police officers and trading standards officers about any issues or concerns you have regarding rogue traders and doorstep crime.

Rogue traders are often referred to as ‘cowboys’ and pose as property maintenance workers, gardeners and builders who cold call residents offering any number of services. They offer sub-standard or non-existent goods and services at grossly inflated prices and often target the vulnerable or elderly in the community. They can also intimidate residents in order to extort money.

For more information or to join the chat visit

Staffordshire Residents who have concerns about Rogue Traders operating in their area can contact Trading Standards Confidential on 01785 330356.

City of Stoke-on-Trent residents can call Trading Standards Consumer Advice on 01782 232065 option 5.

For advice on your consumer rights please contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 040506.

Please call us on 101 if you require assistance with a suspicious caller or 999 in an emergency.

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Paula James
Community Engagement Officer
Community Messaging