Gutters scam

A resident just contacted us – there’s a man in high-vis going door-to-door offering gutter cleaning right now (Thursday lunchtime).

As we reported yesterday, another resident nearly lost out to this scam but was cautious just in time. Two men offering a reasonable price for gutter-cleaning put a ladder up, and came down saying there was a hole in the roof and the dividing wall was crumbling. They showed pictures.

We put her in touch with another roofer. He said she’d had a lucky escape – no work needed doing.

It’s a very common scam all over the country. As another woman said in a recent BBC item, “the worst part was that it didn’t seem, or feel, like a scam. They looked professional and said they’d completed work on my neighbours’ houses.”

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