‘Despicable’ cowboy builders con Hartlepool pensioners out of thousands of pounds

SHODDY: Work recently carried out by cowboy builders who are charging hundreds of pounds an hour.

SHODDY: Work recently carried out by cowboy builders who are charging hundreds of pounds an hour.

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THREE vulnerable pensioners have been conned out of thousands of pounds of their savings by cowboy builders carrying out botch jobs on their homes.

Conmen roofers charged one pensioner £1,000 for two hours of unnecessary work, another was charged £1,300 for a similar job and a third victim was fleeced out of £1,600 to have his roof painted with a sweeping brush.

WORK: Recent pictures of shoddy work recently carried out by cowboy builders who are charging hundreds of pounds an hour.

WORK: Recent pictures of shoddy work recently carried out by cowboy builders who are charging hundreds of pounds an hour.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s trading standards team described the conmen as “despicable” and issued a fresh warning to residents after an increase of doorstep crime across the town.

 

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