Approved Builders Manchester: Consumers beware! The scammers are out there, and they’re on the increase. Last year doorstep crime in just one UK city alone– Nottingham – was up by a whopping 35%. These criminals are in the business of taking your money, and they are becoming ever more prevalent and ever more successful. So consumer protection has never been a more important issue than now…know your trader!
Here at the Approved Trader Directory we feel we are an important part of the war against scammers. We’re on the side of the angels. We can’t stop rogue traders and conmen from operating, but we can help consumers to be ready for them.
We do this by ensuring that consumers have easy access to the best protection of them all: information. Having accurate information on legitimate, above board traders is your best protection against rogue traders who claim to be proper businesses but are really out to con you.
The Approved Trader Directory bridges the gap between honest traders looking for business and their customers. Here at the directory we invite traders to register with us for a small fee. But before they are included in the Directory, we do searches into their lives, checking their identity, satisfying ourselves about their credit worthiness, and verifying their certification, licensing and insurances.
Once we are confident that they are who they claim to be, we include them in the Directory. If we’re not satisfied, we don’t include them and we give them their money back.
As a result when you want to verify that your trader is the genuine article and not a doorstep scammer, all you have to do is ask them to wait for a day or so while you check them out. A simple phone call or a brief visit online to our website is all the verification you need. If you find them on the Approved Trader Directory, then you know that they have been verified. If they’re not there, you can suggest that they register before you consider employing them.
Our service represents a significant first line of protection for consumers, and it costs the consumer absolutely nothing at all. It’s the trader who pays the small fee for a year’s membership, thereby ensuring the peace of mind of potential customers.