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Scams: Beware of Fake Park Home Insurance

We have been advised that several park home residents in Surrey have purchased what they believed to be legitimate park home insurance from a sham company trading as ‘Barkers of Cheltenham’. Sadly this is a SCAM, the company address and telephone numbers are fake, but several people, we do not know how many, have purchased this product and indeed renewed it over several years; the police are investigating, so do contact them if you have been deceived.

Park Home residents may recall that Bakers (not Barkers) of Cheltenham was a legitimate park home insurance provider founded by John Baker in 1971 and, over the years, insured many thousands of park homes; the company no longer exists as such. The name has been exploited by some pretty unscrupulous people. Paul Baker, the son of John, now trades as Paul Baker Insurance Services, still based in Cheltenham.

If you are unsure of a company’s legitimacy or think the policies are a scam, make sure to check if they’re on the FCA’s register. If they aren’t, report them to Action Fraud.

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