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Traders sign up to protect customers

The Trusted Trader scheme is proving popular. Credit: ITV Border

Ever been targeted by a rogue trader?

A new scheme in Dumfries and Galloway aims to protect customers, and more than 50 traders have already signed up.

The Trusted Trader scheme sees home improvement businesses get online feedback - you can see reviews of their work, and decide which tradesman to chose.

Traders can join the project for free, but they need to have been in business for six months.

Police crackdown on rogue traders in Dumfries and Galloway

Bogus builders in the region are being warned that there's nowhere to hide, with the launch of a new initiative to target the problem.

Today was a so called 'day of action' as police in Dumfries and Galloway performed road side checks and high visibility patrols.

The aim is simple - to protect vulnerable people from being ripped off by rogue traders.

John Bevir reports: