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Roadwork scammers targeting Bexleyheath residents

PUBLISHED: 13:15 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:15 29 November 2013

A group of conmen have been targeting Bexleyheath residents this week, claiming to work on behalf of a Bexley Council contractor.

The scammers are offering crossovers at a greatly reduced price, posing as workers for Conway.

Crossovers are required for anyone who wants to drive their car from a road, across the pavement, to their home. However, all requests have to be processed and paid for through the council.

Gas pipes, sewers and high voltage cables all lie under the pavements, leading the council to regulate works and prevent anyone digging up the highway at the risk of residents.

Legal proceedings will be carried out against any person or company scamming Bexley residents.

The council advise residents to refuse cold callers offering to carry out work on their property. If such traders call at your home, report them to Bexley Trading Standards on 020 8303 7777.

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