Hertfordshire County Council warn homeowners warned about Tarmac scam

Residents are being warned of a scam in which conmen cold-call households posing as council highway contractors.

Hertfordshire County Council said residents in areas where road works were being carried out were being offered driveway resurfacing at a reduced rate.

Victims were being told the price is lower because of the works already going on.

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "Contractors working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council will never approach members of the public to offer discounted services and we would ask residents to report these doorstep scams to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06.

"Our advice is to always say no to dealing with anyone who makes a cold call to your home to try to sell goods or services."

Hertfordshire County Council said all its staff and contractors always carry ID and will be happy to show this if asked.

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3:26pm Fri 27 Sep 13

Harry H Hornet says...

They are called Pikies
They are called Pikies Harry H Hornet

10:01pm Fri 27 Sep 13

G_Whiz says...

Surely if it is a scam, then we should call the police. Not an advice line?

Or is it true....... That these scammers are indeed immune to the law - and the police would rather just swerve them and leave the easily duped (mainly the elderly) to fend for themselves?
Surely if it is a scam, then we should call the police. Not an advice line? Or is it true....... That these scammers are indeed immune to the law - and the police would rather just swerve them and leave the easily duped (mainly the elderly) to fend for themselves? G_Whiz

10:10pm Fri 27 Sep 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

OMG they've been doing for years it's nothing new! Hello sir! we've got some Tarmac left over from a road job so we can do your drive at a very good price! The Police have always treated the people who do this as a hot potato and do their best not to have to get involved with them.
OMG they've been doing for years it's nothing new! Hello sir! we've got some Tarmac left over from a road job so we can do your drive at a very good price! The Police have always treated the people who do this as a hot potato and do their best not to have to get involved with them. Hornets number 12 fan

9:43am Sat 28 Sep 13

E.Coli says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
OMG they've been doing for years it's nothing new! Hello sir! we've got some Tarmac left over from a road job so we can do your drive at a very good price! The Police have always treated the people who do this as a hot potato and do their best not to have to get involved with them.
The Police are more worried about not getting to McDonalds on time for there breakfast.
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: OMG they've been doing for years it's nothing new! Hello sir! we've got some Tarmac left over from a road job so we can do your drive at a very good price! The Police have always treated the people who do this as a hot potato and do their best not to have to get involved with them.[/p][/quote]The Police are more worried about not getting to McDonalds on time for there breakfast. E.Coli

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