Rogue doorstep trading is a problem in the UK and the work carried out can sometimes be unnecessary, of a poor standard, and done on the cheap, leaving the householder out of pocket and legally responsible for rubbish which isn’t disposed of correctly.
An example from our area came to our attention when leaflets were delivered in the March and surrounding village areas. The A5 leaflets advertised Lady Gardeners. All kinds work undertaken, including window cleaning and shed clearance. The leaflet provided 2 mobile numbers as contacts and a female name. At least one member of the public made contact and when they attended, the quotes given for the work were extremely high.
Although the leaflets did not appear to be delivered in Whittlesey, the advice is the same.