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.
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.