Warning after spate of 'doorstep cold calls'

Suffolk Trading Standards officers have issued a warning after a spate of doorstep cold calls in the Beccles area

Suffolk Trading Standards officers have issued a warning after a spate of doorstep cold calls in the Beccles area. Picture: Edward Bock, Getty Images/Hemera. - Credit: Getty Images/Hemera

Officials have warned people to be vigilant of doorstep cold callers.

The warning comes from Suffolk Trading Standards officers following a spate of recent cold call incidents in the Beccles area.

A post on the Suffolk Trading Standards Facebook page said: "We have received a report of doorstep callers, knocking at doors in Beccles, purporting to be part of the Government Green Deal, and that you may be entitled to a grant.

"If you are approached, please report them immediately to the police on 101, or to us via 0808 223 1133.

"Our normal advice is to never agree to anything, including a home visit, when approached by a cold caller on the phone, at your door or via email.


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"Do your research first, and find out if it is a product or service that you want or require.

"You may be entitled to a grant to help you with the cost of energy improvements on your home, but don’t trust a cold caller who advises you that you are.

"In Suffolk you can contact Suffolk Energy Action on 0345 0371234 or visit https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/

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