ROGUE BUILDER AGED 79 JAILED – AFTER TARGETING ELDERLY

A 79-year-old rogue builder has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for breaching a court order preventing him from cold calling and carrying out building work. Joining the pensioner behind bars is his grandson who aided him by clearing payment cheques through his bank account so that they wouldn’t show in his granddad’s figures. The … Continue reading ROGUE BUILDER AGED 79 JAILED – AFTER TARGETING ELDERLY

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GIG BUDDIES LAUNCHED IN CROYDON / SCAMMERS DISAPPEAR WITH PENSIONERS £27,000 LIFE SAVINGS

GIG BUDDIES LAUNCHED IN CROYDON A scheme that helps people with learning disabilities or autism attend gigs, plays or other live events is being launched in Croydon thanks to a successful council funding bid. Volunteers are being sought to get involved with the Gig Buddies project, which will match them to an adult with a … Continue reading GIG BUDDIES LAUNCHED IN CROYDON / SCAMMERS DISAPPEAR WITH PENSIONERS £27,000 LIFE SAVINGS

COUNCIL WARN OVER BOGUS EMPLOYEE – People with learning disabilities targeted

COUNCIL WARN OVER BOGUS EMPLOYEE - People with learning disabilities targeted Croydon council are warning the public to be aware of a scammer who poses as one of its employees to try and con over £1,000 out of local people with learning disabilities and connected professionals. The scam involves a bogus email sent by a … Continue reading COUNCIL WARN OVER BOGUS EMPLOYEE – People with learning disabilities targeted

NOTORIOUS FLY-TIPPERS VEHICLES CRUSHED (and you can watch it on YouTube) / LAMBETH COMMUNITY FUND OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS /  BOGUS TREE SURGEON’S ‘BARK’-ING SCAM

NOTORIOUS FLY-TIPPERS VEHICLES CRUSHED (and you can watch it on YouTube) / LAMBETH COMMUNITY FUND OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS /  BOGUS TREE SURGEON'S 'BARK'-ING SCAM A notorious drive-by fly-tipper who hit the headlines when he dumped tonnes of rubbish on the borough’s streets has had his vehicles crushed. Croydon council oversaw the destruction of two … Continue reading NOTORIOUS FLY-TIPPERS VEHICLES CRUSHED (and you can watch it on YouTube) / LAMBETH COMMUNITY FUND OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS /  BOGUS TREE SURGEON’S ‘BARK’-ING SCAM

BOGUS COUNCIL OFFICIAL ROASTS CHEF WITH COOKED-UP STORY / HOW TO HIT BACK AT TAX FRAUD PHONE CALLS / TRADERS WARNED TO DISPOSE OF WASTE CAREFULLY

BOGUS COUNCIL OFFICIAL ROASTS CHEF WITH COOKED-UP STORY / HOW TO HIT BACK AT TAX FRAUD PHONE CALLS / TRADERS WARNED TO DISPOSE OF WASTE CAREFULLY A man claiming to be a council official has conned a Croydon restaurant out of £280 after weaving a plausible story of an outstanding debt and a steep fine … Continue reading BOGUS COUNCIL OFFICIAL ROASTS CHEF WITH COOKED-UP STORY / HOW TO HIT BACK AT TAX FRAUD PHONE CALLS / TRADERS WARNED TO DISPOSE OF WASTE CAREFULLY

TOWN HALL PROJECT "ON TRACK"

TOWN HALL PROJECT "ON TRACK" Artist’s impression of the new Lambeth town hall development in Brixton Lambeth council’s new town hall project has reached the 12-month mark, with building work progressing rapidly on the landmark site on Brixton Hill, say the council. "A year after demolition work started an the site the £68million scheme remains … Continue reading TOWN HALL PROJECT "ON TRACK"

CROYDON SELECTED TO PILOT ANTI-FRAUD PARTNERSHIP

CROYDON SELECTED TO PILOT ANTI-FRAUD PARTNERSHIP   Croydon has been selected to join forces with four other London boroughs in a major crackdown on criminals defrauding councils out of millions of pounds. The council’s experience and success in this field has seen it teamed up with Camden, Ealing, Islington, and Southwark to pilot the London … Continue reading CROYDON SELECTED TO PILOT ANTI-FRAUD PARTNERSHIP

WARNING ON PRIZE DRAWS AND LOTTERIES SCAMS AFTER VULNERABLE WOMAN'S HOME FOUND PACKED WITH PERFUMES, JEWELLERY, BISCUITS AND POTS OF JAM 'Iris' had paid out £10,000 – including six payments to same charity

WARNING ON PRIZE DRAWS AND LOTTERIES SCAMS AFTER VULNERABLE WOMAN'S HOME FOUND PACKED WITH PERFUMES, JEWELLERY, BISCUITS AND POTS OF JAM 'Iris' had paid out £10,000 - including six payments to same charity   Trading standards officers in Bromley are warning residents to be aware of the pitfalls related to responding to prize draws and … Continue reading WARNING ON PRIZE DRAWS AND LOTTERIES SCAMS AFTER VULNERABLE WOMAN'S HOME FOUND PACKED WITH PERFUMES, JEWELLERY, BISCUITS AND POTS OF JAM 'Iris' had paid out £10,000 – including six payments to same charity

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: DON'T LET THE CON ARTISTS FLEECE YOU

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: DON'T LET THE CON ARTISTS FLEECE YOU....HON ALDERWOMAN GEE BERNARD R.I.P......BOJO'S WATER CANNON SOLD OFF Croydon council have issued their traditional Yuletide message for shoppers: Don't let the con artists ruin your Christmas.   Their trading standards team warns shoppers to be aware of the following signs that indicate all is not … Continue reading TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: DON'T LET THE CON ARTISTS FLEECE YOU

“DAILY REPORTS OF DOORSTEP CRIME”

"DAILY REPORTS OF DOORSTEP CRIME" Residents are being warned to be especially vigilant as one local council’s trading standards team is currently receiving daily reports of doorstep crime.   In a joint effort with local police, the team from Croydon is underlining previous messages urging local people to follow simple rules when dealing with cold … Continue reading “DAILY REPORTS OF DOORSTEP CRIME”