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    Weʼve raised £600 to to reimburse my 90 year old neighbour who was scammed £600 by door to door tradesmen for cutting her tree. kind public suggested crowdfund

    Bath, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 7th September 2017

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    Very angry on behalf of my elderly neighbour who was scammed today and courtesy of the lovely people of Twitter it was suggested that I set up a crowdfunding page to help recoup some of the money for her. Here is the story...

    Some door-to-door cowboys have just charged my 90 year old vulnerable & confused neighbour £600 to prune a couple of small trees in her garden. They can't have been there more than an hour.

    She said they hadn't left any leaflet and refused to provide her with a receipt (but were happy to take all of her cash)... there were 2 or 3 men in a van which apparently had 'O Hughes and Sons' logo written on the side and a red branch shredder on tow. They had two very battered, barely legible, metal road signs reading 'caution: tree felling' & left the pavement and road in an absolute mess and we found her sweeping up after them, rather shaken.

    I cannot find them on google or Facebook, but someone must know who these men are? The man who I assume must be 'Mr Hughes' was probably late 40s/early 50s, stocky build with short hair, and looked thoroughly disreputable. They are operating in the Weston area of Bath so please be extra vigilant. I am appalled they are targeting the vulnerable and elderly.

    Thank you to the good people in the world.



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      • Anonymous


        Aug 10, 2017




        Aug 10, 2017

        Couldn't think of a nicer cause! Thank you for caring and do let us know how things go.


      • Mark Watt

        Mark Watt

        Aug 10, 2017

        Hope this can restore some faith in humanity. Well done Alex.


      • EC


        Aug 10, 2017

        Just to even it up - nearly there


      • Lydia Ruffles

        Lydia Ruffles

        Aug 10, 2017

        Good on you, Alex. For your neighbour, with love.


      • Aynsley


        Aug 10, 2017


      • Jill Parker

        Jill Parker

        Aug 9, 2017

        A wonderful idea to help this poor lady let's hope they get nasty we scammers


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      Alex Gates

      Alex Gates

      Bath, United Kingdom

      Doctor in the West Country.

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