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20 August 2020 - Loft Insulation Scam

Loft Insulation Scam

 
We're aware some residents in Bracknell, Sandhurst and Crowthorne, particularly those that are retired, are being targeted for spray loft works at the cost of several thousand pounds, typically £4,000.
 
The phone calls are blinding the residents with false information regarding pathogens, glass fibre, condensation and damp problems in the loft potentially affecting the health of those living in there. The company are very persistent and pushy trying to get a survey. The phone numbers given relate to a Reading number (01184).
 
NEVER agree for any work to be undertaken in your home from a cold call such as this. If you receive such a call do not agree to any work or give out any further details about you, your home or your bank account.
 
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
  • Remain vigilant and protect others, especially elderly family and friends, who are often the target of such scams.
  • Never respond to unsolicited telephone calls, mail shots, text messages or door-to-door selling. By responding to this unsolicited contact, victims are likely to be put onto a mailing list and have their information sold to other scammers.
  • Discuss and share this scam with others you know.
  • Report contact of this nature to:
 
Citizens Advice Consumer Service – 03454 04 05 06
 
Or
 
Action Fraud UK - 0300 123 2040
Bracknell Forest
West Berkshire
Wokingham