Beware rogue traders Newton Poppleford residents warned

PUBLISHED: 17:58 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:08 17 June 2010

RESIDENTS in and around Newton Poppleford are being warned of a rise in the number of rogue traders quoting too good to be true prices.

RESIDENTS in and around Newton Poppleford are being warned of a rise in the number of rogue traders quoting too good to be true prices.

Nick Hall from Sidmouth, who publishes a free directory of recommended local trades people, has warned: "Quality, trustworthy, established local trades people have been scratching their heads when they hear the prices some customers are now being quoted for work.

"Some of the prices are impossible given the materials needed."

He said they were either delivering shoddy, dangerous work by cutting corners or quoting low then demanding more money from the customer.

Writing in the January Parish Magazine for Newton Poppleford, Mr Hall warns against using unknown businesses, people knocking door-to-door or those advertising only a mobile phone as a method of contact.


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