BOGUS DRAIN FRAUD

You may be interested in this information from the police.

“Please can I make you aware of a concerning M.O that has been used twice in our Ward yesterday, but both incidents have only been reported today.

The first is at The Birches, Bramhope and the second at Oaklands Close, Adel where both residents are very elderly  people. The suspect has attended the address stating there is a problem with the drain and they need to repair it at a cost of around £4000. The suspect has also offered to take the resident to the bank to get the money.

Neither of the residents have handed over any money thankfully and both have been recorded as fraud crimes by myself.

The suspect has been driving a blue and white van with “Drain Doctors” written on the side.

Please can you put this out to any contacts in the Ward to be aware and report any other incident.”