Research help on – Inappropriate pushing of Home improvement schemes

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    Lorna wilcox

    Hi all, We would like to create a brief factsheet (A4) to send to the vulnerable clients that we reach on a daily basis, to help them to know more about when home improvement schemes are genuine or not and we are looking for content.
    By this we dont necessarily mean fraudulent schemes, but more those who could be genuine installers who are mis-leading people into thinking they need to improve something in their home, such as a boiler that is very old (when maybe it isnt), making it sound as though its dangerous etc. Another example we have heard of recently is people being called and being told their loft insulation is no longer safe and needs to be replaced and that their double glazing needs to be completely replaced when just repairing the seal would be more than enough.
    Any examples you have would be fab :).

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    We are very sorry but we do not have examples of the specific information you have requested.

    You may wish to contact Trading Standards in your local area to see if they have some information or leaflets that they can send you. You could also contact Action Fraud, who you can reach on 0300 123 2040.

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