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Action Fraud Call for Service - Pamber Heath

Alert message sent 04/08/2020 14:18:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Good morning,

I'd like to make you aware of the following:

On the 03/08/2020 around 09:30-10:30, two cold callers paid a visit to an elderly resident on Church Road, Pamber Heath. They said they had done previous tree work at this address and wanted to know if they wanted the roots dug up. The resident agreed and a sum of money was agreed although they felt something wasn’t quite right. The quality of work was very poor and not what was agreed. The cold callers then asked for payment which they received in full via cash (in excess of £500) then left likely towards Pamber Heath Road. They were also seen in Jubliee Close. 
The cold callers were seen with a dark silver/grey tree surgeon type truck with panels around the side towing an orange wood chipper on the back. Male one was described as white, approx. 6ft, aged 25-30 years wearing safety orange work clothes and male two was described as white, approx. 5ft 10” and in his 30’s.
If you have information that could assist Police in identifying the vehicle or persons involved, please either reply to this alert, contact Police either via 101 or by using the website at quoting 44200292478.

Please note:
Trading Standards strongly advise residents not to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call. No paperwork is given before the work starts and no receipt is given once complete. Residents should obtain at least 3 written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence scheme or a recognised trade association. Members of the Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair. All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Details can be obtained by telephoning 0808 223 1133, emailing or via the Buy With Confidence web site.
Message sent by
Emma Page (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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