Be careful of Rogue Traders operating nearby

Cardiff residents are being urged to be alert to rogue traders after an elderly couple handed over thousands of pounds to a man to carry out remedial work on their roof.

On 3rd January residents in the Cyncoed area, were visited at their home by men offering to carry out work on their roof. The couple were then pressured into driving to their bank, in order to withdraw monies to pay them for the work.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

If you have information which you think may be relevant please contact 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Advice for residents:

• Never buy goods or services or give money to cold callers at your door.

• Look out for callers at the door of your vulnerable relatives and neighbours.

• If you aren’t sure, don’t open the door

What you can do to help:

Note any vehicle registrations and keep hold of any flyers you have received through your door.

Report to Trading Standards on 02920 872059.

Remember:

If you feel intimidated or threatened by an unexpected doorstep caller contact the Police on their emergency number 999 if the caller is present or if the caller has left, then ring the non-emergency number 101.