Householders in South Lanarkshire are warned to beware of home energy companies calling at their door claiming to be able to provide a free boiler from Government Help Schemes to help householders replace the boilers in their homes.
Cases have been reported in the last few days, including addresses in the East Kilbride area where a business has been gaining home energy contracts by telling householders they can secure government funding for a new boiler.
Trading Standards teams are putting out the following advice:
- If you need a new boiler, check with Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 to see if you are eligible for any grants.
- Contact Trading Standards or visit www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk to find a reputable trader.
We recommend that your NEVER agree to give work to someone who has to cold call you.
No cold calling stickers are available free of charge by calling the number below.
The Trading Standards Business and Communities Team
Scam Alert Network
Consumer and Trading Standards
154 Montrose Crescent
Tel. 01698 454899