Pensioner tricked into handing over £7k to bogus roofers warns others

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Pensioner tricked into handing over £7k to bogus roofers warns others Pensioner tricked into handing over £7k to bogus roofers warns others

A pensioner scammed into handing over £7,000 he had saved for a decade is warning others to remain vigilant.

The 76-year-old man from Great Totham, who did not want to be named, handed over the amount in cash to a fraudster who had said his chimney was in danger of collapsing.

The con artist knocked on his door with a group of men holding brushes and claimed to have repaired his roof the previous year.

He climbed onto the roof, showed the victim a piece of rotting wood and offered to fix the damage.

The pensioner said: “He was ever so quick and convincing.

“It frightened the life out of me, I was worried about myself in the winter."

See this week's MBS for the full story.

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