Reader Andy from Shire Oak has been in touch (Monday, 10th April 2017) after his mother was targeted again by bogus ‘gardeners’ who claimed to have cut her back hedge and then demanded an extortionate fee.
From reader Andy:
MY MOM IN SHIRE OAK HAS BEEN TARGETED AGAIN by bogus tree people.
Please can anyone out there look out for T@l tree Services….not 100% sure that is the name but they are in a white transit type flatbed with a green chipper towed behind.
Any info will be confidential! Please message me on here or just call the local police.
They knocked her door and because she recognized them she said they could cut her hedge…. they wanted £200 off her!
Thanks in advance
Please tell your relatives and neighbours about these ratbags, and impress upon them how important it is not to buy from, or accept services at the door, no matter how plausible the people offering them. Genuine companies will always contact you by other means.
Explain that no official body will turn up unannounced demanding money for services like gardening, drain cleaning, tree pruning etc., and that if they are at all unsure of any caller, to close the door and contact the police.
Scumbags engaged in the robbing of OAPs are lower than a snake’s knees, and I find it shocking and disturbing that the lady concerned was unable to contact the police. I shall draw this unfortunate situation to their attention.
Please, if you have any further information relating to these incidents, or if you witnessed something please contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 (999 in an emergency, obviously) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.