Metro- A family who fell victim to a ‘removal man scam’ have lost almost everything they own.Becky Szenk, 22, and fiancé Mark Higgins, 28, had their furniture, clothes, photographs and even Becky’s engagement ring stolen by the two men they believed to be removal men.
The couple, who estimate their stolen belongings to be worth about £10,000, booked the ‘removal men’ after seeing their page on Facebook to move their belongings from their flat in Bilston, near Wolverhampton, to one above the a pub eight miles away they manage.
However after the removal men, who were described as courteous and polite, packed up the family’s belongings and drove off they were never seen again.
Their Facebook page, calling the business Lee Green, was also removed from the site.
Becky said: ‘The men had told me in advance to pack all of our belongings into boxes and label them up clearly – I didn’t realise at the time, but they took the most valuable items first.’
‘I have never cried more in my life than I did on Friday afternoon – I am so distraught that they have taken my engagement ring and my baby’s toys,’ she added.
I feel bad for this family, I really do. It's obviously terrible that they are left with next to nothing in terms of material possessions when they have a 7 month old daughter to raise. The people that stole all of their shit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. However, before this couple heads down to the police station, would it be too much to ask of them to give 'Lee Green's Removal Service' a 'Like' on Facebook? Say what you want about their ethics, but their ability to remove things is second to none.
Don't you hate when you go on Yelp! and see ratings based on the one time a person got bad service at a restaurant? Motherfucker, it's a restaurant, tell me how the food is. Chances are that Caroline, the ditzy blonde that fucks up the drink orders, has already been fired. She isn't going to be my server too. You are throwing off the integrity of the whole system by basing your rating on things that probably won't effect a large majority of their clientele. Well, this situation is very similar. Lee Green's removal service promised to remove their belongs and remove their belongings is exactly what they did. As far as getting rid of shit they are a 5 star operation. There was no agreed upon destination. If you wanted your things to be moved to a place of your choosing then you should have hired a moving company, not a removal service. You have to understand that using a "company" that features the word "removal" instantly makes those boxes harder to find than Rosie O'Donnell's after a cheat day. Garbage removal, insect removal, mold removal. Do you care where any of those things go once they are out of your house? Absolutely not. So while these scumbags are undoubtedly one traced IP address away from getting locked up for an extended amount of time, I am not ready to say that false advertisement should be one of the charges for which they are found guilty.