BEWARE - Bogus Trades people

Alert message sent 27/05/2017 12:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


PLEASE PASS ON TO ANY ELDERLY OCCUPANTS THAT YOU MAY KNOW;

Once again we have received information (presently Ditton area but could be anywhere across our town) of so-called builders cold calling to addresses asking if any works needs doing on driveways, gutters, fascias etc. We have been told by one resident that they have been quoted £2500.00 - the occupant was elderly, suffers from Dementia and is frail.  They reportedly started the work and are due to return where we will hopefully be able to meet them.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER INTO ANY ARRANGEMENTS WITH PERSONS SUCH AS THIS.

If you have a visit from the likes of these callers please politely but sternly refuse any contact now or in the future.  Do not enter into any conversations but close the door and phone us straight away on 101.  Try and obtain any useful information such as the vehicle number plates, accents, clothing descriptions etc.

If you have had a visit and these people have left please also call us on 101.  There is no reason to feel embarrassed etc just let us know so we can hopefully stop this happening to others.

Thanks again for spreading the advice.


 
Message sent by
Stephen Marnick (Police, PCSO, Widnes LPU Outer PCSO)

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