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Warning after rogue traders target Cheltenham residents

Gloucestershire Constabulary is asking residents of Cheltenham to be vigilant following reports of rogue traders targeting those living in the Wyman's Brook area.

Over recent days residents have been targeted by people offering to do maintenance work and taking sums of money before leaving and not returning or not completing the work as promised.

An elderly man was persuaded into having his driveway cleaned and was demanded to pay £550 for work which did not meet the given expectations.

Fraudsters are extremely manipulative, sound professional and are very convincing in order to gain a victim's trust.

On this occasion the fraudsters have targeted older residents so Gloucestershire Constabulary is asking that this message is shared with any elderly residents or neighbours that you may have.

Advice on protecting yourself from becoming a victim of fraud can be found here.

If you think you or someone you know has been defrauded, you can report it to Action Fraud online or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Alternatively information can be submitted to police by calling 101 or completing this online form.

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