Approved Roofers Telford: Doorstep crime has become such a major problem in the UK that dedicated TV programmes now showcase some of the more common scams and offer useful advice to consumers to help them protect themselves. But more than that, consumers are now taking action not just to protect themselves, but to fight back.
We at the Approved Trader Directory are proud to be part of that offensive, helping both traders and consumers to take back control of our lives and show the door to conmen, rogue traders and scammers.
The Directory offers traders a cheap but effective way of proving their identity while at the same time offering customers a cost-free way of ensuring that the trader they are considering is the real deal.
On payment of a small fee by the trader we will check them out with their permission. We verify the trader’s identity by scrutinising photo ID and utility bills as well as the register of electors; we check out that the business has the necessary certificates, licenses and insurance; and we vet the trader personally and the business for bankruptcy and creditworthiness.
If we are satisfied as to the true identity of the trader as well as the business credentials and financial profile of the individuals involved, we include a listing in the Directory.
If there is any doubt, then we give a refund of the fee and refuse to list them.
So when a consumer goes to our website or calls our freephone number 0800 888 6667 to check out if a trader is listed and they find their trader there, they can be assured that this trader has been screened by us and verified. It’s not guarantee of their work, but it is evidence that it’s a real business with genuine contact details and not a fake.