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Scam Alert - Leaflets - Be aware

Royal Greenwich Trading Standards want to warn residents about leaflets put through your letterbox for gardening services or home improvement works. Always be aware that these traders may not be trustworthy, always ensure you get at least three quotes from different traders to ensure you are not being overcharged.

Before contacting these traders, think about if you wanted the work doing before receiving the leaflet, and what budget you have for any work. If you have contracted with any trader and have serious concerns about the cost, or the price keeps increasing and you don’t know why please contact Royal Greenwich Trading Standards on the number below.


Protect others by reporting incidents like this.

If the matter is urgent or the traders are still there, report this to Royal Greenwich Trading Standards as soon as it happens on 0208 921 8223.

Otherwise, call the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or report it to them by email at

Who to contact

Parent Organisation
Royal Greenwich Trading Standards Rapid Response Team