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Insulation grant scam

Residents in London have been warned to be on their guard following reports of fake trading standards officers turning up on doorsteps to offer loft insulation grants.

The alert comes from Redbridge trading standards who have received complaints of bogus callers visiting residents to discuss energy efficiency – a cash payment is then requested to enable the victim to get a loft insulation grant.

Anyone suspicious about a cold caller should take down as many details as possible, including their vehicle registration number, and contact their local trading standards or the police.