Conmen With Irish Accents Are Targeting Preston Residents

Two men with strong Irish accents have been conning residents in Avenham and Frenchwood with fake gardening and removal services.

Preston Police have warned that the men have taken payment for services and then have left the area with no intention of completing the work promised.

A Preston Police spokesman said:

“Please be aware there have been recent incidents whereby residents have been targetted by two males with strong Irish accents, who are offering gardening and removal services.

“In these instances, the residents have paid prior to the work being done, and the males have then left the area.

“If you do require any of these services, you can contact ‘Safer Trader’ on 0303 333 1111.

“Or for advice on reporting a trader, call Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506.

“For anything suspicious in your area, please call 101.”

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