Rogue Traders In The Local Area
I hope you are well.
I am sending this alert today to make you aware of a recent incident that has happened in the area of Hungerford Road, Crewe.
There was an incident where two males have arrived at an address and offered the services to an elderly male to jet wash his roof and drive way. The elderly male has agreed and when the work has been done he has been charged over £1000 and given no receipt. The work that has been provided is of extremely poor quality and has been deemed as a rogue trading scam.
The males had a plain white van and were not operating under any company name. We thought this information would be useful to make you aware that this sort of activity is happening in the local area so please be vigilant.
I would like to offer a few suggestions to try and prevent this sort of scam happening.
If you are ever in a situation where you have anybody turning up at your address offering services for a discounted rate please don't act on impulse, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are interested in the work they are offering, gather other quotes from other contractors to compare the price.
If you feel intimidated by the person offering the work call the police to report this activity.
Don't be afraid to call a family member, friend, neighbour or the police if you are unsure about the services being offered.
This sort of scam can happen within a few hours. Please remain as vigilant as possible.
I hope you find this email useful.
PCSO Tim Davey
Message Sent By
Tim Davey (Cheshire Police, Crewe LPU, Crewe East PCSO)