29/05/20 9788 Somerset Loft Insulation Scam Warning
Numerous residents in the Somerset area have reported that they have received telephone calls from individuals who claim to be from government funded companies and that they needed to make an appointment so they could inspect their loft insulation.
A check online reveals that there have been reports from residents all over the country who have had similar calls, so it is highly likely that this is a scam and your area could be approached soon.
Always be wary of any cold callers, whether in person, by email or by phone. Never give out any personal details, especially financial information. If you have any concerns, hang up and contact the company or business the caller claims to represent using a telephone number from a phone book or old invoice or letter. You should always wait at least five minutes before making this call as the fraudster may still be on the line. If possible, use a different phone such as a mobile.
If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): North Cheriton (North Cheriton, BA80AQ).
You are receiving these alerts because you are a member of one or more groups within the Avon and Somerset Police area.
For anyone not aware, the Council have recommenced the collection of garden waste in the green bins as from 11th May.
They are moving payment of next years subscription to run from this date to make up for collections missed.
For further details check out the Somerset Waste Partnership web site https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
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