Hope seniors beware

Letter writer shares her experience of losing money to gardener

I am a senior who was ripped off by a local gardener. The young man appeared willing and sincere about doing a complete and satisfactory job for me.

I advertised the amount of money I would pay for a professional job (a mistake) and that I am a senior (a mistake).

The gardener asked for half down before he would start work, and I gave him a third down (which was another mistake). I’ve always kept a fairly nice and neat yard and I do love my flowers – I was too anxious to have my property presentable. Being a senior, I want to enjoy every moment in a beautiful garden. As a senior, you are a target for people ready to take advantage. The gardener worked for three hours and never returned, even with a large deposit.

Anyone who wants to find out more information about the situation can contact me through The Hope Standard.

Anna McGuire