Three men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud after a suspected rogue trader incident in Bolsover.
They were arrested after a pensioner on Owlcotes View ended up paying for unnecessary and unwanted work on their driveway for an ‘inflated price’.
The men, aged 75 and 41 and from Leicester, and a 31-year-old from Newbold, have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Community Safety Inspector Russell Dakin said: “We are continuing to remind residents not to trade with people who turn up unannounced. If you think you might need work doing then always get a few quotes from reputable companies first.
“This will help to prevent you from paying over the odds for poor quality work, and can also reduce the potential of becoming the victim of other doorstep crimes such as distraction burglary.”
“Please contact us if you have any information about this incident or if you notice anyone acting suspiciously around homes in your neighbourhood.”
Doorstep traders should legally provide a written form setting out a seven day cancellation period for goods or services over £35 bought as the result of an uninvited visit.