19 Mar Bogus Builder Scam
Please be aware that we have sadly had reports regarding bogus builders operating in Coney Hall and in the West Wickham area.
Described as a white male in his fifties – large/stocky build and driving a white flatbed truck. He wears dark clothing and is always wearing gloves. This male variously poses as a roofer or gardener and charges hundreds of pounds for doing no work whatsoever, using his presence to intimidate elderly and vulnerable residents into getting him more money.
We have also been informed that a male has been knocking on doors in the Coney Hall/Wickham Common area passing himself off as Bromley trading standards! This male is white and in his forties, unshaven and wearing a baseball cap, gilet and jeans, all dark blue colours. He appears to be paying attention to houses and when confronted said that he was from Bromley trading standards but provided no ID. If this male calls at your door please call police on 999. Police officers and the Real trading standards all carry ID with them so don’t be afraid to ask.
Please help spread the word and look out for your neighbours. If you think that a scam is talking place always dial 999 and our colleagues at LBB trading standards on 07903 852090.