Rogue traders could be operating from a white flatbed van in Honiton, Trading Standards has warned.
Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service says its has received intelligence that points to ‘unsolicited doorstep callers’ operating in the town.
It is urging the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.
In a statement posted online, it said: “Do not agree to work offered by unsolicited doorstep callers. Take time to get three quotes from reputable businesses you trust and make your decision on who to use in your own time, if you are having work done at home.
“Get recommendations from friends or via http://soc.devon.cc/BuyWithConfidence_liDLt. If you are concerned someone is at risk, always call the police.”
If you are concerned rogue traders have doorstepped you or someone you know, report it here.