The Wokingham Paper

Warning to elderly residents in Crowthorne over loft scam phone calls

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RETIRED Crowthorne residents are being targeted with loft insulation scams.

The Public Protection Partnership has warned that older people are being targeted for spray loft works, often costing £4,000.

The scam is a targeted phone call, with false information about pathogens, glass fibre, condensation and damp problems in the loft potentially affecting the health of those living in there.

A spokesperson from the PPP said the company is very persistent and pushy, trying to get a survey completed.

They said: “May we remind residents to never agree for any work to be undertaken in your home from a cold call or someone knocking at your door.

“If you receive such a call, or visit, do not agree to any work or give out any further details about you, your home or your bank account.”

The calls often come from a Reading number, beginning 01184.

By responding to unsolicited contact, victims may be put onto a mailing list and have their information sold to other scammers.

To report a scam like this, visit: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/reporting-a-scam or call Action Fraud UK on 0300 123 2040

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