On 8 Dec 2014 at 6:36pm Oswald cobble pot wrote:
Has anyone else had dealings with George or Jord from gutter busters? He came and emptied our gutters and took payment for materials for some work re pointing but never came back?
On 8 Dec 2014 at 7:04pm Disgusted of Lewes wrote:
Yes he came and claimed he was going to carry out work to my property ,and left with a tidy sum in his pocket!! Needless to say I have reported him. I think he is from the travelling community.
On 8 Dec 2014 at 7:13pm 8 miles from home wrote:
I think he was from the travelling community. I thought he was from the gay community. Now that's a reason to phone the old Bill.
On 8 Dec 2014 at 7:37pm Let's keep it real wrote:
You sound a little old fashioned in your views, I do not believe the community he has come from should be taken into account here as it is unfair to minoritise, however if he has run off with your money then reporting him was the right thing to do, traveller or not!
On 8 Dec 2014 at 7:42pm Disgusted of lewes wrote:
I did not mean to cause offence ,he himself eluded to the fact that his roots were " traveller" and it was this false honesty that allowed me to be taken in and conned out of a large sum of money.The point I was making was a vain attempt to identify the individual, as opposed to making an assumption and tarring with a brush.
On 8 Dec 2014 at 7:44pm minoritise my >>>> wrote:
A tinker is a tinker whatever "community" they come from . More fool any householders taken in by them
On 8 Dec 2014 at 10:19pm Jane S wrote:
There is a guy going round (and has been round in past years) offering to clean gutters - I've no idea about any of the comments above about where anyone might live/ come from, but a particular guy knocking on doors offering to clean gutters (if it's the same one) is unfortunately not trustworthy (he's rooked an elerly neighbour). A real shame, as an honest service of that sort would be great
On 9 Dec 2014 at 7:27am Oh no!! wrote:
I do believe I have encountered the individual, and he has taken money from 2 elderly residents in the same road as me. As you say this kind of service should be available without the risk of becoming a victim.
On 9 Dec 2014 at 8:16am Lewes lady wrote:
I shall be super vigilant next time someone knocks on my door, if the above is true let's hope no one else finds themselves out of pocket.
On 9 Dec 2014 at 8:25am Please read... wrote:
The police are aware of this person and scams being carried out,so if you have been a victim please report it.
On 9 Dec 2014 at 11:09am Shirley Knot wrote:
Why on earth are people giving money to someone they don't know, or who hasn't been recommended to them by a friend/neighbour etc, before any work is done.
Firstly I'd never entertain a "cold caller", secondly if a tradesman asks me for a deposit, or money for materials up front etc, I will only pay them if they give me a proper written invoice/receipt and I after have checked out they have a bona fide business/address etc before even doing business with them.
Are people really still so trusting/gullible that they hand over "tidy sums" of money to people they don't know, or whom they haven't checked out.
While I understand they see themselves as innocent victims, and its clearly the fly-by-night that is mainly at fault, whenever I hear of such stories I cannot help but think of the old adage "A fool and his money are soon parted...".
Sorry if I'm being harsh on those that have been conned, but despite all the warnings in the media, are people really happy to hand over their hard-earned cash to uninvited, unknown, callers...?
On 9 Dec 2014 at 1:22pm trooper wrote:
It is truly truly amazing that after all the print media warnings and the TV programmes about cold callers and cowboy builders etc,there are still people who are taken in by these crooks.
There is allways the age old saying "Caveat Emptor"
On 9 Dec 2014 at 2:37pm Dan Pipe wrote:
You gotta watch those tinkers
On 9 Dec 2014 at 4:28pm mr p.c wrote:
Let's keep it real . you need to live in the real world e al know
On 9 Dec 2014 at 7:49pm Haha wrote:
So in summary:
A Didi knocks on your door, asks for cash and says he'll come back later …
On 10 Dec 2014 at 1:45pm guildenstern wrote:
If you want your gutters cleaned give Treacle a call - window cleaner. He also does gutters. Well and reasonable.
On 11 Dec 2014 at 4:49pm puzzled of Lewes wrote:
What`s this false honesty ? is that the same as a true lie - alluded , eluded . Deluded . Who`s Treacle ? does he live in Polegate @ the mine
On 11 Dec 2014 at 7:04pm Ed Can Do wrote:
False honesty made you trust him? I imagine the conversation went a little like this:
Watch the video »
On 12 Dec 2014 at 10:23am Ed Can Do wrote:
Actually, this one is even closer to the mark.
Watch the video »
On 12 Dec 2014 at 10:45am Caveat Buster wrote:
Well said trooper - and E.C.D. - love the links . I can see in my mind's eye , 2 of these characters , real ones taken from E. Sussex overall , arguing on a punter's doorstep - along the lines of " I am Spartacus " . Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer Beware . Another Lewes Latin motto is Dare Nec Computare . A little Xmas Quiz , who knows where it is written ?
On 14 Dec 2014 at 10:59pm lewes trader wrote:
A fool and their money are soon parted.
Local traders tend to me more expensive are they have Lewes Mortgages and are properly insured. They have to live here so they tend to be honourable.
I expect (like the Tories) you were not happy paying a Lewes trader what it (properly) costs; so you got the cowboys in.
Well done - now you want us to help? Spend More taxpayer dollars sorting out your problems? I don't think so.