The Public Protection Partnership has been made aware of residents in Bracknell, Sandhurst and Crowthorne, particularly those that are retired, being targeted for spray loft works at the cost of several thousand pounds, typically £4,000.
The phone calls are blinding the residents with false information regarding pathogens, glass fibre, condensation and damp problems in the loft potentially affecting the health of those living in there. The company are very persistent and pushy trying to get a survey. The phone numbers given relate to a Reading number (01184).
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.
- Remain vigilant and protect others, especially elderly family and friends, who are often the target of such scams
- Never respond to unsolicited telephone calls, mail shots, text messages or door-to-door selling. By responding to this unsolicited contact, victims are likely to be put onto a mailing list and have their information sold to other scammers
- Discuss and share this scam with others you know
Report contact of this nature to:
Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06 or by visiting the Citizens Advice website and Action Fraud UK on 0300 123 2040 or by visiting the Action Fraud web page.
Public Protection Partnership
The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is a shared service delivering Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards to over 450,000 people and 10,000 businesses on behalf of three authorities (Partners), Bracknell Forest Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council.
These services encompass a wide range of areas of responsibility from environmental protection to fair trading, food safety to animal health, housing standards to taxi licensing, and more. Visit the PPP website for more information about the services it offers.