Beware workmen who con
Householders are warned to be on their guard against men operating in the Boston area who have already tricked some into paying for inferior work.
An elderly Boston couple were conned into parting with cash for their drive to be resurfaced.
Instead of leaving them with the agreed clean and tidy gravel finish the job was left unfinished with sharp flint tipped, unsuitable for vehicles to run over and not a match for the material already down.
It is believed the couple may have been charged as much as £1,000 for a tipper load of stone that would have cost about £150. The material used was aggregate used for mixing concrete and not round gravel normally used for driveways.
The conman, "a nice gentleman who said he was from Cambridge" fleeced the couple, allowing them to settle his bill with cash from two cash cards and transfer of money from another bank account.
Their son-in-law said a proper job would not have even cost £150.
Residents are advised to never agree to work being done by someone calling unannounced and to call police on 101 if they are suspicious about any caller.