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Scam alert: Norfolk residents warned of replacement boilers scam

PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 17 January 2018

NNDC leader Tom FitzPatrick is warning residents of con artists. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.

NNDC leader Tom FitzPatrick is warning residents of con artists. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.

Norfolk Conservatives

Norfolk homeowners are being warned of a replacement boilers scam.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has been contacted by residents who have been approached with the offer of free LPG boilers to replace their existing oil boilers.

People are being told that the government or NNDC is funding the scheme, but in reality no such programme exists.

Residents in Ludham and Bacton are among those who have been approached.

NNDC leader Tom FitzPatrick said: “There is no scheme offering free replacement boilers, and residents should not allow con artists to persuade them otherwise.”

The issue has also been flagged up by Norfolk County Council’s trading standards department though its scam alert system.

People approached should not give or confirm any personal or financial information and report the incident via Citizens Advice on 03454 040506 or the police on 101.

To sign up for the scam alert email system, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/scams/consumer-alerts

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