Local police, who have launched a campaign “Operation Skipjack” to clamp down on the rising number of rogue traders, gave the warning this morning (Monday, February 17).
One officer said: “This is the perfect time for rogue traders and fraudsters to strike.
“They hit people when they are vulnerable. If you have suffered damage to your property as a result of the storm, don’t fall for doorstep crime.
“Make sure you appoint a reputable tradesperson.”