Rogue Traders and Fraudsters
You live in a lovely part of the country but, unfortunately, it is also one that is a prime target for unscrupulous criminals.
Rogue traders will be:
Plausible; they will have had a lot of practise at convincing you that their product or service is something that you really need.
Persuasive; they will be able to answer all of your objections.
Persistent; if they think that you are a likely victim they will not give up easily.
Pitiless; they will have no concerns about your financial situation or ability to afford the loss of money.
Remember, if you do need work doing then make sure that is someone that you know, has references from local people or who is a Trusted Trader registered with your local authority. Trusted Traders