Approved Builders Tewkesbury: Doorstep crime has become such a problem in UK society that a National Doorstep Crime project has been initiated to combat it.
That’s heartening news for the consumer who is the constant target of doorstep criminals. More and more it’s becoming important for the consumer to take an active role in their own protection and well being by being alert and taking precautions.
Here at the Approved Trader Directory we offer a significant service in the battle against doorstep crime. We’re on your side, the side of the vulnerable consumer. We help you to take the kind of precaution that can save you money and heartache. And our service is absolutely free to you the consumer.
The Directory is a quick and efficient way of checking that the trader at your door whose name is emblazoned on the posh van parked in your street, is a genuine trader with a genuine business. We won’t source a trader for you, but what we can do is help you to verify the trader’s identity when you have located the person you think can carry out your job.
It’s a first and important step in the bigger journey of consumer protection.
Here’s how it works. A trader applies to be included in the Approved Trader Directory. On payment of a small fee we do a series of searches and investigations to satisfy ourselves that the trader is legitimate. We check for bankruptcy, we check identity through recent utility bills and photo ID, and we ensure that the trader has a genuine business or domestic address – thus ensuring that the trader can be tracked down in the future in the event of problems.
Once we are satisfied with our checks, the trader is included in the Directory. When you call us or go online to check out your trader, if you find him on the Directory you will know that your trader has satisfied the fundamental security checks that are important to all consumers. It costs you nothing to check, and the reward is peace of mind.