June 22nd, 2010

Double scum

Posted in The Job - General by 200

The latest entry into the 200 weeks ‘Scum of the Week’ awards goes to two, as yet unknown, males calling themselves Mr Matthews & Mr Sparrow. who have so far managed to con £176,000 from a frail 94-year-old lady after claiming her roof needed repairing.

You’ll remember this style of ‘businessman’, often from the travelling community, who target elderly folk by knocking on their door & telling the vulnerable victims that some kind of repair work on their properties need doing & they can do it for them for a very reasonable fee of as much as they can get out of the victim. No work actually needs doing, none is often done or if any is done it is usually of exceedingly bad quality & takes a few minutes, for which the victim is charged multiple hundreds or thousands of pounds.

Despite no evidence that any work had actually been carried out on the 94-year-old’s property, she paid ‘Mr Matthews’ £48,000. He returned later on & got her to pay a further £23,000. Presumably Mr Matthews likes to spread the love amongst his community because the vbictim was then visited by a ‘Mr Sparrow’ who managed to get £10,000 to cover ‘insurance’ for the non-work & then a further £48,000 when ‘regulations changed’. A further £47,000 was handed over earlier this year by the victim.

The particularly fine examples of scum-sucking pondlife have so far not been caught.

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  1. Dr Melvin 'Banned from most police blogs' Gray says:

    “The particularly fine examples of scum-sucking pondlife have so far not been caught.”

    The worst often stay at large to repeat atrocities. When they are caught it will require saintliness to resist breaking a few bones.

    June 23rd, 2010 at 06:39

  2. Fee says:

    Even if they are caught, the poor old lady has hee-haw chance of getting her money back.

    I really hope these scumbags fall off a roof some day.

    June 23rd, 2010 at 13:27

  3. bill says:


    June 23rd, 2010 at 14:53

  4. Ex-RUC says:

    I really do hate – and that’a a strong word from me – the scum who target old folks. Bring back hanging – maybe

    June 23rd, 2010 at 18:11

  5. rafanon says:

    Wankers. (Sorry for my language but I couldn’t find the words)

    June 23rd, 2010 at 19:41

  6. Blueknight says:

    It is very telling that we have a good idea that they are ‘traveller types’.
    13 yrs of Nu-labor’s enforced diversity has blinded us to much of the truth.

    June 23rd, 2010 at 20:11

  7. Tony F says:

    Fucking ‘travelers’. There’s a site of the scum near here. So much stolen stuff ends up there, but somehow, they are never prosecuted. I have a cunning plan. It involves high explosives…..

    June 23rd, 2010 at 20:22

  8. shijuro says:

    I dealt with an 85 (yes eighty-five) YO women that was assaulted the other day…


    She was ‘in the way’ of a scrote escaping from a far dodge…

    It would have been worth the PSD to catch him at it…

    oh yes…

    June 24th, 2010 at 07:30

  9. Civ_In_The_City says:

    Keep on eye on the story about the guy who built his £1,000,000 home, the council then built a 100 foot pylon next to it, then house-owner told council he was going to sell of a large plot of land by the pylon to some travellers for £1 a pop.


    The council are having a fit because they have to think of a reason to stop him that can`t be twisted into the appearance of prejudice against travellers.

    Not so much fun when the boot is on the other foot, is it?

    June 24th, 2010 at 10:16

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