Rogue trader warning after man in Peterborough falsely claims for guttering payments

Police are warning about a suspected rogue trader who is asking residents for payments for guttering work which has not been carried out.

Crime prevention officer Amanda Large said: “We have had a few incidents reported recently in the Netherton area of Peterborough where a male calls asking for payment for some guttering work he claims he has previously carried out. In most cases no such work has been carried out.

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“He has been asking for £60. Sometimes he has returned a number of times trying to obtain the payment and can be persistent. There have been reports where he enters the house to wash hands, use the toilet or have a drink of water.

“The male is described as white, tall and slim built with dark hair and aged 30 to 40 years. He was reported to be wearing dark clothing.

“Has this man called at your home? Do you know who he is?

“Please ask all older relatives, neighbours and friends to be vigilant and advise them never to allow cold callers into their homes.

“Please report all similar incidents. If a crime is taking place and/or you feel afraid or threatened then call the police on 999. For non-urgent calls use 101.”