Gardener scam warning after elderly and vulnerable victims are targeted by bogus worker

Families have been urged to make elderly and vulnerable loved ones aware of a doorstep scam after people were tricked out of cash.

Friday, 2nd August 2019, 7:47 am
Updated Friday, 2nd August 2019, 8:56 am
Durham Constabulary has issued an appeal following bogus caller incidents in the Durham area.

Durham Constabulary’s officers in Durham have issued the alert.

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A spokesperson said: “A bogus gardener has recently targeted elderly, vulnerable victims in the Sherburn Road and Gilesgate area.

“The suspect asks if the victim would like any gardening work done then takes payment before disappearing.

“Investigations are still ongoing but if you have elderly relatives, please make them aware.”