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Rogue traders near Swaffham

PUBLISHED: 19:08 07 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:15 08 July 2010

Emma Knights

Police are warning people to be wary of rogue traders after two men were seen acting suspiciously in Necton, near Swaffham, today.

The two men offered to fix the roof of a home in the Jubilee Way area for a large amount of money at about 1.

Police are warning people to be wary of rogue traders after two men were seen acting suspiciously in Necton, near Swaffham, today.

The two men offered to fix the roof of a home in the Jubilee Way area for a large amount of money at about 1.30pm.

When their offer was rejected they left in a small white van with roof ladders on it.

The first man was described as white, with brown hair and of medium build. He was about 40-years-old and close shaven. The second man was in his late 50s or early 60s and had no facial hair.

Norfolk County Council's trading standards officers advise people never to agree to have work done, or buy goods from, someone that calls unannounced at their door, or approaches them on the street.

Often these traders don't provide full names, trading addresses or contact telephone numbers, resulting in it being virtually impossible to trace them if there are any problems with the work or goods.

Anyone experiencing problems with traders, or needing advice, should call the national helpline Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.

Anyone with information about rogue traders should call the police on 0845 4564567 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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