Attempted £13,000 gardening scam sparks Police appeal

Suffolk police are looking for two white males in their 40's Picture: FACEBOOK BURY ST EDMUNDS POLIC

Suffolk police are looking for two white males in their 40's Picture: FACEBOOK BURY ST EDMUNDS POLICE - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk Trading Standards are appealing for information after a couple of cowboy gardeners almost swindled someone out of £13,000.

The two men almost able to trick a West suffolk resident out of £13,000 Picture: FACEBOOK SUFFOLK TR

The two men almost able to trick a West suffolk resident out of £13,000 Picture: FACEBOOK SUFFOLK TRADING STANDARDS - Credit: Archant

Yesterday two men approached a West Ipswich resident and offered gardening services, which the resident accepted.

Once the work was completed, they were paid.

However, the pair also asked for a cheque to the amount of £13,000 which was written, fortunately it was cancelled before it could be cashed.

Suffolk Constabulary Official Page are looking for two white males in their 40s with local accents, one was noticeably taller than the other.


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The two men were seen in a black pick-up type vehicle.

If you have any information relating to this information that would be useful to Suffolk police, you can call 101 quoting crime reference 37/51261/18.

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Our advice is to never buy or agree to services at your door, if you are concerned about something you have purchased or have been visited, contact Suffolk Trading standards via 03454 040506 or Suffolk Police on 101.

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