Scammers targeting households in Cornwall using four main tactics


The Duchy’s Trading Standards team has issued a warning at a time when people’s finances are already stretched

Author: Sarah YeomanPublished 3 hours ago
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There is a warning that households across Cornwall are being conned by fraudsters using four main tactics.

The Duchy’s Trading Standards team says scammers are targeting people at a time when finances are already under pressure

The Council is highlighting the most prevalent scams as part of Scams Awareness Fortnight (June 13th to 26th) and encouraging anyone affected to get in touch.

Recent scams reported to Trading Standards include:

Home insulation and removal – Complaints about companies offering spray foam or loft insulation have increased by around 40% compared with last year. Customers are often charged far more than the normal value of the work. To make things worse, the same customers are then being targeted weeks later by another company claiming that the insulation…

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