Chancer on Bermondsey Street

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Thursday 15 March 2007 11.24am
Some guy pretending to be a window cleaner is scamming it on Bermondsey St.

He buzzed our flat claiming to be the regular window cleaner. Said they came round every month & charged 15 a time. Claimed to have a cherry picker outside. Fact is that window cleaning is covered in our service charge and what he said was all tosh.

We think he expected to take the money & then do a runner.

He was buzzed in by mistake & luckily didn't take it further when challenged.
Monday 19 March 2007 1.12pm
I had the same experience with a young man about 3 years ago - he got into our flats and was such a clever talker and so plausible that he got both me a and a neighbour to part with 15 cash telling us he had to have the moeny so as he could go and hire the cherry picker and then he'd come back and do the windows. Stupidly we both fell for it - he is extremely plausible and I was trying to support what I thought was a young man showing initiative! I reported it to the police but it seems he is still out doing the same thing and covering the entire SE1 and SE11 area.
Tuesday 20 March 2007 9.38am
Jo Dickie wrote:
...he is still out doing the same thing and covering the entire SE1 and SE11 area.

...And he covers SE16 too!
Tuesday 27 March 2007 12.44pm
He got me too about two years ago on Leathermarket Street.

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