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Scammer alert - Stanley area

Scammer targeting homes in Stanley

We’ve been made aware of an incident in Stanley that involved a man posing as a Karbon Homes’ trade colleague.

We now have more information about the scammer/s trying to access homes in Stanley.

What we now know:
  • This seems to be affecting the Stanley area only
  • The scammer is claiming to be measuring up for a new kitchen/bathroom but has no appointment
  • When the scammer has been challenged, he says he has only been working for Karbon for a very short time

What you can do to help:

  • If this person knocks, please ask them for their full name. We know what they could give you may be fake, but it could help us
  • Try and remember what they look like so we can pass on physical descriptions to the police
  • Look to see how they arrived at your property – are they on foot or in a car / van and if so, what does it look like, can you get any part of their registration?
  • If either you or a neighbour have CCTV footage that could be shared with us, please send via Facebook messenger or by emailing

You can also:

  •  Contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
  •  Contact the police on 101
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Thursday, 19th August 2021

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