Wimbledon Police Issue Bogus Workmen Alert

Attempt to 'con' people into hiring de-humidifiers

Police in Wimbledon have issued a warning about a spate of bogus workmen telling householders there are problems with leaks.

The men are cold-calling at homes throughout the area, warning about water leaks, and then trying to persuade people to hire de-humidifiers at "extortionate" rates.

A police spokesman said: "We urge all residents not be persuaded to buy, hire or have work carried out on their homes by doorstep 'workmen'.

"If you receive such an approach don't let any workmen into your home under any circumstances. If you are suspicious of any callers, keep them shut out and call police immediately on 999."

May 1, 2012