Leeds roofers DPR were thrilled to hear a team of roofers in the capital comforted and reimbursed a pensioner who was conned out of £300 by a man posing as one of their colleagues. 

The 86-year-old London pensioner was swindled out of £300 by a man who offered to fix her roof and claimed to work for A1 Loft Conversions, who were doing roof repair works on her neighbour’s house.
After paying the man, the woman soon became suspicious when the he failed to return, so she approached the roofers next door who said he was not from their company and so they phoned the police.
She said: “I genuinely thought he was one of them from next door.
“I have a carer but he wasn’t here that day, he was away, and it was my fault I let him in.
“It really happened so quickly it was a bit of a shock. It’s awful. It shakes you up a bit. It’s a nasty feeling."
After hearing of the incident, Steve Mills, who owns and runs A1 Loft Conversions, decided to surprise the pensioner with a bunch of flowers, a £300 cheque and has offered to fix her roof free of charge.
The woman said: “I don’t believe it. It’s made my day. I think it’s beautiful. It’s lovely of them, they have been so generous.
“I am quite staggered. Knocked sideways.”
Mr Mills sympathised with the woman and said if it was his mother who had been targeted he would have expected her to get the same treatment. He stated that his company never approached households uninvited. 
He said: “She deserves to enjoy a peaceful retirement without the stress of feeling unsafe in her own home.
“We are doing all we can to demonstrate that we care and support her efforts to protect others.”
A spokesman for Leeds roofing contractor DPR said: “It’s encouraging to hear that there are roofing firms out there like this who will go the extra mile – even when the conman was nothing to do with them.
“We think it shows a great deal of caring and understanding to restore this woman’s faith – not just in roofers and tradesmen – but in people in general.”
For a trustworthy and professional roofing contractor in West Yorkshire, call DPR Leeds on    0113 3470916.