Sunday, 21 April 2013

new door-to-door scam in South Cambs

The company involved in this door-to-door scam relating to buying/selling jewellery and other bits and pieces have been in Sawston/Pampisford and the Shelfords recently. A bulletin sent to ecops subscribers in the area follows:

The suspect is a white male aged about late 40's, 5ft 10 with short mousey hair; clean shaven; wearing a dark button up jacket and dark trousers. He speaks with an English accent. He carries a bag containing scales to weigh gold/silver. A victim said whilst talking to him he complained he had bad knees. Prior to him attending someone delivers glossy A4 size brochures which are coloured and professional looking. Details of the brochure are:

Lochaber Highland Estates

I am in your area for the following week and wish to purchase the following items: Unwanted or damaged jewellery. Silver or silver plate. All types of watches in any condition. Medals and coins.

Also required in any condition: Old books. Scientific instruments. Leather suitcases. Old clocks in any condition. Old toys. Small antique objects. Postcards. Paintings (oil paintings, watercolours).

TOP CASH PRICES PAID FREE VALUATIONS & APPRAISALS. If you have any items not listed here that you think we would be interested in please contact Paul on 07733 335801.

The victim gave him some gold jewellery which he gave money for. After he left she noticed 3 rings that she wanted to keep were missing, and the man hadn't paid for the rings and didn't have permission to take them. He even went upstairs with the lady to look at her jewellery.

The internet has been checked regarding the Lochaber Highland Estates and it refers to buying Laird/Lord/Lady titles and land titles. There is no mention relating to buy and selling of any of the items above. The company is related to scams.

Please be careful when dealing with such people who offer good money for your unwanted/old jewellery. If you do recieve anything that your not sure of go with your gut instinct and ignore it. If they turn up on your doorstep you don't have to answer the door. If you do, tell them your not interested and ask them to leave.

PCSO Julie Hajredini
PCSO John Coppard
Fulbourn Safer Neighbourhood Team

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