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BE CAREFUL: Chalfont St Peter resident warns people of scams on vulnerable people

 Published on: 30th October 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Chalfont St Peter resident is warning local people to beware of scams on vulnerable people, after her dad was a victim of one.

In a post on Facebook she explained how three men tried to scam him of more than £1,000.

She wrote: “Just a heads up to vulnerable relatives, friends, neighbours, my elderly dad was scammed today by three men in an unmarked van.

“His recollection is a bit confused but basically yesterday they cleared the moss off his garage roof  and took him to the cash point where he gave them £100, they wanted £200 so went into the village but the atm wasn’t working.

“They came back today, removed two ridge tiles and told him they were broken, said they wanted £1000, so took him to the bank and waited outside.

“Whilst queuing outside I think he realised it wasn’t right, told the cashier he wasn’t happy about withdrawing the money and why, they called the police, who came very quickly, they spoke to the men concerned, and took my dad home, they made the men put the tiles back on. They even had the cheek to say my dad owed them £100 for the  work yesterday.”

The police are dealing with the three men.

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