Police would like you to be aware that a bogus company claiming
to be following up on external rendering and
textured coating work which had been done some
years previously are in the area. The men look official and seem
to have knowledge of previous maintenance which has taken place,
and offer to check surfaces for any damage before a warranty runs
They claim to deal with textured coating for walls and try to
persuade owners that work should be carried out immediately with
a cash in hand discount. They are even nice enough to offer taking
the owner to the bank!!
The men are described as 4 White Irish males.
The first cold-calls and offers to get his men to check over the
original work. The three others turn up later, identify problems
and try to persuade the house holder to have work done immediately.
They are very pushy and have left one owner with damage to their
It is believed they may have followed the genuine company round
when the original work was being done and noted down where they
saw the 'This work has been done by....' signs in owners gardens.
Remember to always get at least three different quotes
before accepting an offer of work and never buy
at the door.
If you see elderly residents having any type of maintenance work
carried out, please check with them that they are not being conned.
If necessary check the company are bona fide.
If you are aware of these people operating in your area, contact
the Police immediately on 08458 505 505 quoting URN 528 of 18/11/04
or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or to Trading
Standards on 01296 383 212.