The countdown for the 2014 National Consumer Week (NCW) ‘Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders’ campaign has started with the official closing of the £1,000 video competition.
On 22 October, video finalists will be uploaded to YouTube for public voting and feedback. The winner will be announced at the launch of NCW on 3 November in London.
The ‘Good neighbours stop rogue traders’ campaign focuses on preventing doorstep crime by encouraging neighbours, family, friends and carers to look out for those most at risk in their communities.
Despite vast underreporting of doorstep crime, latest research shows there could be as many as 170,000 incidents of doorstep crime each year. Doorstep criminals exploit vulnerable citizens by convincing them to pay for shoddy or incomplete repair work, charging extortionate fees for their services, or threatening residents who do not comply.
The campaign is a partnership led by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI), Citizens Advice and the National Trading Standards Board, but we are keen for other organisations to support the campaign.
(information via the Trading Standards Institute)