Despite vast underreporting of doorstep crime, latest research shows there could be as many as 170,000 incidents of doorstep crime each year. Doorstep criminals exploit vulnerable citizens by convincing them to pay for shoddy or incomplete repair work, charging extortionate fees for their services, or threatening residents who do not comply.
The issues raised are significant and, obviously, affect communities throughout the year.
The 'Good Neighbours stop Rogue Traders' campaign focuses on preventing doorstep crime by encouraging neighbours, family, friends and carers to look out for those most at risk in their communities.
The campaign is a partnership led by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI), Citizens Advice and the National Trading Standards Board. CBNHW supports the “nominated neighbour” initiative and provides some guidance on this website - click here for details.
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