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Southampton residents warned about bogus loft insulation surveyors

Southampton police are calling for local homeowners to bring forward any information they may have on three rogue loft insulation surveyors.

This comes after the men tricked an elderly lady of 88-years-old into letting them into her home so one could inspect her property, while the other two stayed with the woman downstairs, the Southern Daily Echo.

One of the salespeople was described to be between the ages of 40 and 50 with short dark hair and he drove a dark-coloured vehicle towards the direction of Shirley High Street.

Detective constable Louise Mills wants householders who received similar calls on or around November 16th to get in touch with officers and would like the three men to come forward so the police can find out whether they are qualified surveyors or not.

She was quoted as saying: "It should be a reminder to all of us to always check identification of any callers before allowing them to enter our homes."

Residents further along the south coast in Dorset were also recently warned about 13 cases of door-to-door salesmen offering faulty thermal insulation services.

Posted by Rachel Jenkins