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Just received an unsolicited email from this company looking for contractors in my area i.e. GU postcode. Aberdeen based company touting maintenance work for 27 properties a month. This fits exactly with the MO used by previous Scottish based operator who has caused issues for other members of this forum in the past. My spider senses say SCAM so beware and my ex-police senses say ....they're well at it, still!
 
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As ex-police I trust you have reported it as a scam
Reported to Actionless Fraud! These are the sorts of jobs that I'd love to investigate. The galling thing is that I know jack...---- is being done in respect of this type of fraud and others like it. I'll button my lip at this stage as the conversation will go political! 😜😜 A few years back, just before I retired I was disciplined for daining to do some investigation around the theft of my own caravan. Common phrase within the police service is 'the job's ----ed' and that was being used 30 odd years ago!
 
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Just received an unsolicited email from this company looking for contractors in my area i.e. GU postcode. Aberdeen based company touting maintenance work for 27 properties a month. This fits exactly with the MO used by previous Scottish based operator who has caused issues for other members of this forum in the past. My spider senses say SCAM so beware and my ex-police senses say ....they're well at it, still!
 
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Just received an unsolicited email from this company looking for contractors in my area i.e. GU postcode. Aberdeen based company touting maintenance work for 27 properties a month. This fits exactly with the MO used by previous Scottish based operator who has caused issues for other members of this forum in the past. My spider senses say SCAM so beware and my ex-police senses say ....they're well at it, still!
I may have fallen for this scam recently sending £2250 to the company as a security payment for the landlords information who issue the EICRS.
I have been in contact since paying the few however, no information or work has been sent over. ST1 area. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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A lesson learned, especially for such a sum.
Good luck with the retrieval..........but it makes me wonder who pays in the long run.
Not the scammers, that's for sure....and I can't see the banks being long term losers.
A bit obvious really.
 

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All depends if there is any investigation and conviction. The usual process is to work out the criminal benefit then what available amount the convicted person has, I.e realisable assets etc. A confiscation order is the made to the available amount which when paid can be used for compensation. If it’s not paid a default prison sentence is imposed which increases according to amount owed. The good thing is, is that the available amount can be revisited at any time. It’s a laborious process and obviously dependent on an investigation taking place in the first place. Two hopes of that happening with the current party of Law & Order in charge! Still, we’ve got we we voted for I suppose! I’d be harassing my MP and PCC.
 
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I may have fallen for this scam recently sending £2250 to the company as a security payment for the landlords information who issue the EICRS.
I have been in contact since paying the few however, no information or work has been sent over. ST1 area. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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