Bogus contractors make their rounds at Woodlands Drive

Bogus contractors are apparently making their rounds at Woodlands Drive.

Residents said contractors claiming to be from the town council and the Housing and Development Board (HDB) have been knocking on their doors.

The contractors showed some form of identification document to justify their claims before recommending that residents change their door locks.

They cited a rise in theft cases in the area.

HDB said changing door locks is not part of any of its upgrading or maintenance programmes.

It said flat owners will be informed beforehand if maintenance or rectification works need to be done in their flat.

Flat owners will also be notified on who will carry out the works and when such works will be done.

Residents are advised to call the police if the contractors continue to harass them, and if they suspect they could have been misled by these so-called HDB-appointed contractors. – CNA/ac

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 4 May 2008