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Police in Inverness have recently received calls regarding Bogus Workmen operating in the area. Reports suggest that males are cold calling properties offering general maintenance services, including clearing debris from guttering and other roof works, with no identification being provided and cash being the chosen method of payment. 


• If you don’t want any cold callers, you can request a No Cold Calling sticker from your local Trading Standards office. 

• Always ask for identification. 

• Consult your local Trusted Trader Scheme via approvedtrader.scot and obtain three quotes for any maintenance work. 

• Never feel pressured into making a decision on the spot. Any legitimate trader will be happy to return at a later date, use this time to research their business.

 • Never agree to a trader starting work straight away and never hand over any money without seeing proper paperwork. 

• Making sure that you understand the terms and conditions, including cancellation rights. Make use of your cooling off period to think about the proposed work. 

• Never be afraid to say ‘No thank you’ and close the door.


To report a crime contact Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency, alternatively you can use our online reporting tool on the Police Scotland website.


If you have concerns about a purchase that you have made then contact advice direct scotland on 0808 164 600.


For advice on how to shut out scammers please visit www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/shut-out-scammers








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Kevin Taylor
(Police Scotland, PC, N Div - Highland)

Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials