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25-Apr-13, 16:29
Workers claim to represent council with tar on offer
HOUSEHOLDERS have been warned to be on the alert for rogue traders offering tarmacking services.
Trading Standards officers from Highland Council Standards are warning householders to be on their guard if approached at their home and offered tarmacking.
This follows reports being received that rogue traders are operating in the Dornoch area and are informing householders that they are in the area working for Highland Council and have some tarmac left over.
Trading Standards Manager, Gordon Robb, said: “It has been confirmed that The Highland Council does not sub-contract this work and any business which calls at your door and misleads you in this way is committing an offence. I would advise all householders to be very cautious of entering into any contract, especially for this kind of work with traders who turn up uninvited at your door. If you have been misled from the outset it follows that you may also be misled about the final price or the quality of the works.”
The Highland Council’s Trading Standards Service would like to hear from householders who are concerned about cold calls they have received.
Concerned residents can contact The Highland Council’s Trading Standards Service by visiting or writing to: The Highland Council Trading Standards, 38 Harbour Road, Inverness IV1 1UF or by telephoning Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08456 04 05 06.
The Highland Trading Standards Service is part of Transport, Environment and Community Service, Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.
For further Highland Trading Standards news please go to: www.highland.gov.uk/tradingstandardsnews (http://www.highland.gov.uk/tradingstandardsnews.htm)