Cold Callers offering Government Grants for new Boiler Beware

Alert message sent 23/09/2019 22:53:00

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Dear Members

Hope you all are well? I have been asked by Trading Standards to send the 'below message' to make you all aware of a scam that has been reported in the Loughborough area just in case this issue starts going in other areas within Leicestershire.

Stay Safe – “If you see something….Say Something and Report it!”

PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station.

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“Leicestershire Trading Standards Service" has received recent reports of cold callers operating in the Loughborough area offering government grants to put towards a new boiler if your existing boiler is old or if you receive credits for example pension credits. The callers state they are working with an energy company and Leicestershire County Council’s Environment department.

They are not working with Leicestershire County Councils Environment department. Be vigilant when dealing with traders on the doorstep.


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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)

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