Police have warned of rogue traders cold calling people in the area and to be aware that they have taken advantage of an elderly person in Brixham.
People are being advised to get at least three quotes from reputable companies before allowing work to be carried out on their homes.
Paignton Police posted on Facebook: “This week we have again had to deal with rogue traders taking advantage of an elderly Brixham resident.
“Please be wary of rogue traders cold calling, please do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers, the risks are high.
“If you want work doing in your home or garden, take time to get three quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time.
“If you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police. If you are concerned rogue traders are operating in your area, always report it.
“If someone knocks on your door and you are not sure, don’t open the door.
“If you see cold callers in the area, have concerns for neighbours, or have any information please phone 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please phone 999 if immediate/or a crime is taking place.
“Please pass this information on to neighbours.”
Got a news story, blog or press release that you’d like to share or want to advertise with us? Contact us