Wantage residents warned about ‘scam’ tree cutting service

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Wantage residents warned about ‘scam’ tree cutting service


PEOPLE are being warned about a group of men offering tree cutting services in Wantage.

The men are allegedly going by the name “Oaklands Tree Care” and have been knocking on doors offering services.

However, in a post on Facebook group Wantage and Grove Community, residents have warned others that the service is a scam to “prey on the old and vulnerable”.

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One resident commented: “I had a knock on my door yesterday saying they were cutting trees down for a neighbor and did I want mine done, I said no and the guy got a bit huffy.

“Then he walked off and noticed he was with someone else, they definitely looked a bit dodgy.”

Another added: “They have lied and coerced their way in – do not allow this to happen to your family.”

This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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2022-08-08 10:04:49

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