Drive-cleaning con men arrested in Melksham
7:40am Monday 11th February 2013 in Latest News
Two men have been arrested in Melksham under the Fraud Act, after a series of doorstep scams.
Wiltshire Police and Trading Standards officers have seen an increase in reports of rogue traders approaching elderly home- owners and offering to clean driveways, cash-in-hand, then failing to complete work.
The two, aged 23 and 51, were arrested in Lime Ave-nue on Monday. Both have since been bailed.
Similar behaviour has been reported in Longford Road, Melksham, as well as a spate of incidents in Bradford on Avon.
Wiltshire Police has advised householders to turn down offers by unsolicited callers and always to check for identification.
For help and advice on combating doorstep scams, contact Consumer Direct on 0845 404 0506.