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Avoid rogue traders this Christmas

Raising awareness of scams at the Loreburne Centre Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Trading Standards and Police Scotland have joined forces to warn Dumfries shoppers how to avoid falling victim to rogue traders.

They were on hand in the Loreburne Centre offering advice about doorstep crime and highlighting the benefits of the Dumfries and Galloway Trusted Trader Scheme.

"Highlighting the issues around cold callers and bogus workers and keeping everyone informed of how to avoid being caught out is one of the best ways to combat this type of crime.

"The local Trusted Trader Scheme gives people somewhere to go when needing repairs or maintenance work on their home and, importantly, some reassurance that those in the scheme are tried and trusted tradesmen. Police Scotland is 100 per cent behind the scheme."

– PC Derek Hughes, Police Scotland