Elderly and disabled people are often targeted by doorstep criminals so these new rights will make it easier for them to get their money back if they have been a victim of a scam.
We deal with some heartbreaking cases where vulnerable local people have been left traumatised by a sales scam or shoddy workmanship carried out by cowboy trader.
It is good news that they will also be able to claim compensation for any distress caused.
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