A report has been received that there may be a man going around cutting down trees in elderly people’s gardens.
He apparently cuts the trees down without permission then says they were infected then demands £150.00 for his work.
Please don’t let your elderly relatives, friends or neighbours fall victim to this scam.
Call 101 to report any suspicious activity.
UPDATE FROM PC PAULA ON 20 MAY 2013:
On Friday 17th May 2013 a white male attended an address in The Green, Whitchurch in the morning and told the elderly couple that one of their trees was diseased and needed cutting back of which they did and told the occupants that he wanted £150 of which they didn’t pay as he only wanted cash.
The male said that he would return later that afternoon but he didn’t and the couple were advised not to pay the money.
If anyone has had callers of this nature please let Police know on 101 or Hampshire Trading Standards on 01962 833620.`