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Rogue Trading Targetting the Elderly

We have had a very nasty scam in Cambridgeshire recently. Police are urging residents to be vigilant following a spate of rogue trading targeting elderly people. The offender has been offering to do gardening work at a reasonable price for elderly victims. However, he asks them to pay up front to cover the cost of tools and then doesn't complete the agreed work. In St Ives £100 and £450 has been taken in two separate incidents and in Huntingdon £750 has been taken. He is described as white, 5'7-8", aged in his early 40s, with short dark receding hair. 

If you or your neighbours have experienced this please report to the police on the 101 phone number.