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