Warn­ing af­ter £28k con

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY JACK AITCHI­SON

AN ur­gent warn­ing has been put out by po­lice af­ter a pensioner was conned out of thou­sands of pounds by a bo­gus work­man.

In Septem­ber, a 73-yearold man, from Bish­op­ton in Ren­frew­shire, was ex­ces­sively charged for roof­ing by a cruel con­man – to the value of £28,000.

On Thursday last week, af­ter sig­nif­i­cant work by the force’s Fi­nan­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, a 51-year-old man from Glas­gow was ar­rested and re­ported for al­leged fraud.

A spokesper­son for the force added: “If you have also been the vic­tim of a rogue trader or think that you have please call us on 101.”

They also added a list of Trad­ing Stan­dards ad­vice, urg­ing peo­ple not to agree to buy from the first per­son who calls and not to pay cash up front or of­fer to go and get money.

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