Scammers attempted to trick Portslade residents into paying for gardening work by impersonating council contractors yesterday.
Two men knocked on at least six doors in Maplehurst Road , claiming to represent Brighton and Hove City Council
They attempted to gain access to residents’ homes to clear vegetation at the bottom of their gardens and erect a fence, saying it was part of development work for the King’s School site.
The men said it would cost residents £1,500 each, which they told residents would be refunded by the council.
A council spokesperson said: “The council can confirm we are not doing any fencing works in association with the Portslade sixth form conversion, and this would appear to be nothing more than a scam with these men looking to defraud people.
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