bogus driveway company
A recent local report in the Mansfield and Ashfield Chad of a bogus driveway company ( it maybe a bogus resin driveway company we do not know) highlights the issues homeowners and driveway companies can be faced with by unscrupulous people.
The report about the bogus driveway company says
“Cold callers claiming to be falsely representing a driveway surfacing company have been targeting properties in the Southwell area, it has been reported.
Trading Standards says the bogus businessmen are knocking on doors and telling people they had previously conducted surfacing at the property and that it now needs overlaying or re-spraying.
The caller appears to be falsely claiming to represent another genuine driveway business who do not cold call their customers.
To report suspicious traders, call 03454 04 05 06.”
Nearly 4 years ago there was a similar case with a bogus driveway company also reported by the Chad and the report stated
“A man knocked on the door of the couple’s home in Jenford Street Mansfield at around 11am, produced an identity card and purported to be from a water company.
He kept the pair occupied while another person is believed to have entered their house through the front door and stolen a quantity of cash. No-one was injured in the incident.
The man, who spoke with a local accent, is described as white and in his early 30s. He was around 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with short dark hair. He was wearing a white shirt, a sleeveless pullover and black trousers.
Police patrols have been stepped-up in the area in a bid to deter potential burglars and provide reassurance to the local community.
Officers are urging residents to be cautious. Never let strangers into your house. Ask to see identification and phone the company they claim to be working for to verify they are who they say they are.
If in any doubt, simply do not open the door.
Keep external doors locked at all times, even if you are in the back garden, and be mindful of leaving open windows unattended.
Don’t leave valuables on display or near windows or doors, and do not keep large amounts of money on the premises”
There are always opportunists and unfortunately driveways and roofs seems to be regularly targeted.
Read some guidelines by age uk when dealing with doorstep callers.
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