Homeowners can apply for a Green Homes Grant towards the cost of installing energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Trading Standards has been made aware that salespeople claiming to be from Bromley Council are calling to make appointments for Green Homes Grants. They are not from Bromley Council.
Only TrustMark Registered Businesses can carry out installation work under the Green Homes Grant scheme.
Further information about the Green Homes Grant scheme including How to Apply, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homesgrant-scheme
Bromley Trading Standards advises, as with any cold-call, whether phone or doorstep, not to deal with any traders who approach you this way.
Always select a trader having made checks & enquiries and ideally obtain 3 quotes. Guidance from Citizens Advice can be found here
Protect others by reporting incidents. If you or anyone you know have been affected by fraud or any scam
report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk
If you have given out your bank details, contact your bank as soon as possible.
If you need advice contact Citizens Advice on 0808 223 1133
You can also visit www.Bromley.gov.uk/scams