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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Police are warning elderly residents to be on their guard after a pensioner in Porchester was scammed out of thousands of pounds by bogus workmen.

The group convinced the pensioner that she needed work doing on her property and then made sure she paid upfront in cash for the work.

Police are currently investigating the incident but are now warning residents in the area not to engage with ‘cold callers’

A spokesman for the Gedling South Police said: “Please warn and advise any elderly and vulnerable friends and family about these situations and strongly suggest they do not engage with cold callers.

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“If they need work doing it’s always best to get it done by approved trades people either by finding them on approved websites or by getting people who are recommended by friends and family.

“There are also support services such as Age UK’s Connect service that can help find good trustworthy people.

He added: “We are currently investigating this incident and more details will be shared in due course.

To access Age UK’s trusted trader database then visit: http://www.aubdnotts.co.uk/

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