Calgary Police explained an episode where an older woman, living independently, was targeted at two guys who offered to wash her residence’s guttering facing harming her roof tiles and also requiring payment to repair it.
Both suspects returned the following morning asking for more income.
A spokesman for the force said: A older lady, living independently in Ackton Pontefract, had a visit in the men on Saturday afternoon.
She asked her if she’d like her guttering cleanup for #10 so that she consented. After the ladders up, the men removed six roofing tiles informed her roof had been leaking and damaged, and stated they’d require #250 for substances to repair it. The victim went to have the cash and compensated them.
Both suspects returned this afternoon and asked the victim to get an additional #100 that was paid in money. Among the men asked her to accompany him out and have a take a look at the roof and while performing so the next man sneaked within the home.
On what had occurred the victim returned inside and sighted the next man running down the staircase. Both males turned into a tiny white van, saying they were heading for more stuff, but have not returned. The contact telephone number awarded goes directly to voicemail. Not only have they stolen #360 however they also have abandoned the victim with damaged roofing and also feeling quite stressed and fearful.
They’re called white men and so were both wearing black glasses with red grips. Man 1 – 5ft 7, slender build, gray tracksuit top, short thick black hair, black coaches, blue jeans, approx. 35yrs old. Man two — big build, short light brown hair, black leather jacket, blue jeans, coaches, approx. 45yrs old.
“Please remind older relatives/neighbors/friends relating to this kind of scam since, on account of this good period of the year, if folks begin to consider property upkeep, these false workmen can prey on the vulnerable and attempt to attain money, through depreciation, for roof work that’s not vital. They are sometimes persuasive and convincing and force you to feel dizzy. They supply a bad quality of job for highly inflated expenses.
Should you require a tradesman/workman to consistently ask friends/relatives/neighbors for recommendations and advice of reliable individuals, obtain a couple of estimates, and don’t pay money upfront before the job was completed and finished with an acceptable standard. Lastly, only hire legitimate companies such as licensed Calgary roofing replacement contractors.”