Doorstep crime warnings

Drain inspections – May 2018

Hampshire Trading Standards has received reports from several residents in the North of the County who have been cold called by traders offering to carry out free CCTV inspections of their drains. The traders claim there has been a problem with the drains in the area and that they can inspect to see if the resident’s drains are affected.

Exaggerated claims about the state of the drains may be made, followed by an offer to clear them immediately. Prices are often inflated, and may not given before the work is started.