Approved Builders Basingstoke: Our Contribution In The War To Rid Scammers: Repairs left undone, extensions started and never finished, driveways left in worse condition than before, money taken for work that was never even started – the stories of destruction and anguish left behind by rogue traders defy description. Anguished consumers are left with untold monetary and emotional damage in the wake of unscrupulous scammers and modern-day thieves.Consumer protection is our watchword at the Approved Trader Directory. This is our response to rogue traders, our contribution in the war against scammers and bogus workers who defraud the unwary consumer.
The Approved Trader Directory is a basic level of consumer protection that works by verifying that your chosen trader is exactly who he or she claims to be. It won’t guarantee their work, it won’t oversee the job, but it will tell you that the trader you are consider is a licensed, bona fide trader who has been checked by us. The checks we make include checks for bankruptcy and credit worthiness, identity and address checks, and professional licensing and insurance checks. Once we are satisfied that the trader is legitimate, we include a profile in the Approved Trader Directory.
As a potential customer all you have to do then is check out to see if the trader is registered and view the accompanying business profile. Checking couldn’t be easier: just call our Freephone number or look us up online.
When you find your trader there, it will give you more confidence that this person isn’t going to disappear with your money, never to be seen or heard from again. You will know that the business address or domestic address check out, that the person isn’t catastrophically bankrupt, and that all insurances and certification are in place.
And what if your trader isn’t registered? Then just politely request that they be registered before you give them your business. It will cost them £29.99 for membership – a small price for them to pay to give you peace of mind.