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Alert message sent 22/01/2022 16:18:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


On or around around 10th Jan an elderly lady on Lawneswood Avenue B90 has been scammed out of £750.
A male in a white van, described as in his sixties, local accent has told her she needed some work
completed on her roof, she has agreed and gave him half the money in cash.
It would appear he did go onto the roof although she is not sure what or if any work was carried out.
He returned a few days after and once again, went onto the roof.
The lady noticed he was driving a white van possibly with marking similar to;
Midland Roofing or similar on the side.

She was not given any contact details or an estimate.

Unfortunately, she has not seen or heard from him since.

Please do not agree for any work to be carried out with checking the company is registered
and you have a written agreement of work to be carried out.
All genuine workmen would be happy to supply this along with contact details, references etc.

These people are preying on lone vulnerable people and have no second thoughts on the people they leave behind to deal with the shoddy repair.


Please share with anyone who may fall victim of this terrible scam !


Regards

PCSO Dunne
Shirley Neighbourhood Team
Message sent by
Yvonne Dunne (West midlands police, PCSO, Solihull)

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