During June, July and August, North Yorkshire Trading Standards have received numerous reports from across the county of residents and businesses being approached by teams of individuals purporting to be working on nearby highways projects and offering tarmac services with left over stock.
These teams are not contracted to any highways projects and invariably the work done is overpriced and of poor quality. Threats are often used to secure payment.
The number of reports received would indicate there are several of these teams working across the North Yorkshire area.
Residents are warned that if they are approached by such traders they should not engage with them and should contact Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06 and ask to speak to a member of the Investigations and Safeguarding Team at North Yorkshire Trading Standards or call the police on 101.