There’s a warning on the District Council website:
Residents in the Rochford District are being warned to be on their guard after reports that a company has been cold-calling people in the area posing as council officials and trying to sell loft and cavity wall insulation.
The Council has received reports that a company has been cold-calling residents on the telephone and saying they are from the Council’s grants department.
The Council would like to make it clear that its officers would never, under any circumstances, cold call residents to try and sell them anything.
We know that Cllr Jo Mcpherson, the Cabinet Member for Community Safety, is particularly concerned about this, and we are happy to repeat the warning on onlineFOCUS.
As she says:
“If residents receive a telephone call from anyone saying they are from the Council they can check their credentials very easily. You can take their name, the department they say they work for and ask to ring them back.
Then telephone the switchboard on and ask to be put through to them or their department.”