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messageRoofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by BingX 28 November, 2019 14:25

This morning two guys knocked at our door and offered to check our roof. They told us that there were some things need to be fixed. I was so silly that I gave them 340 as they said they need some cash to buy materials. Then they disappeared. Beware if you see them.

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 28 November, 2019 14:34

oh dear. I hope you're ok?

Don't feel too bad - these guys are well practised in tricking people and know exactly what to say to make you believe them.

Have you reported this to the police? I hope you do - there are other reports of this in the area

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by bels123 28 November, 2019 14:39

Yes please report, the more details the better

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by BingX 28 November, 2019 14:49

Thanks. I am feeling better now. Just reported this to the police and they suggested me to report it to action fraud too.

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by seenbeen 28 November, 2019 14:58

The BBC needs to repeat their Rogue Traders series....

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by DulwichFox 28 November, 2019 15:07

Two guys came to me back in Oct They said my repair would be 300.00
which I did not Pay. They went up on my roof and broke a tile and ripped out a few more.

My own roofer fixed the problem

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:11:28:15:10:25 by DulwichFox.

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by BingX 28 November, 2019 16:55

I think they also broke something on our roof as it is starting to leak now. Could anyone recommend a reliable roofer please?

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by Sue 28 November, 2019 20:50

Russell Perrin 07852 972052

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by dimples 29 November, 2019 06:22

Reports of them on Belvoir road a couple of months ago trying to get money from 3 sets of pensioners on our road . The police are aware

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by snoopy17 02 December, 2019 23:11

why would you let anyone who randomly knocks,check your roof and why would you hand over money when you didn't even get any contact details. if they were real roofers ect.. they would have given you time to think about it. im surprised they didn't drive you to the bank aswell.

also another scam to watch out for is if there are building works taken place in your street, sometimes a chancer will pretend to be working with the builders in the street.

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by DulwichFox 03 December, 2019 11:21

snoopy17 Wrote:
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> why would you let anyone who randomly knocks,check
> your roof and why would you hand over money when
> you didn't even get any contact details. if they
> were real roofers ect.. they would have given you
> time to think about it. im surprised they didn't
> drive you to the bank aswell.
>
also another scam to watch out for is if there are building works taken place in your street,
sometimes a chancer will pretend to be working with the builders in the street.


Thats what the guys that came to me said.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by SpringTime 04 December, 2019 11:42

I don't think we even have 340 cash in the house - pretty much ever.

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by bigmacca1 04 December, 2019 11:43

Its normally the old yarn of we are working over/across the road on Fred's? roof and noticed you have a couple of slipped tiles/slates and can sort them out for you when we've finished at Fred's, Make it sound like there doing you a favour?? SCUM BAGS Don't entertain them.

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by Penguin68 04 December, 2019 12:53

With the availability of camera drones it is now possible to inspect your own roof (or get someone qualified to operate a drone to do it for you) - and ideally quality roofers should be able to show you what your problem is - if you can access a drone it is worthwhile examining the 'valleys' between roof elements (often in lead) where you may get problems (other than the obvious moved or cracked tiles).

messageRe: Roofing Scam on Archdale Road
Posted by Glemham 04 December, 2019 18:10

I had a similar experience a few months ago when on the pretence of looking at my gutters two guys removed a tile from my side roof - impossible to see from below - and then told me they could fix the hole they had 'discovered' for 1500!
I didn't take them up on their kind offer and later found a reputable builder/roofer to look at the damage. He discovered that they had removed a tile, but on inspecting this part of my roof said that there were in fact a lot of problems, which then took four men several days to put right. So in the end the scammers did me a favour!


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