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The Government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme is at risk of being undermined by [problem]mers trying to make a quick buck, reveals new evidence from Citizens Advice. Seven in 10 consumer queries to Citizens Advice about Green Deal are about [problem]s. More than half of people caught out by these [problem]s are contacted out of the blue, either over the phone or by door to door sales, and offered thousands of pounds worth of home improvements for free. Citizens Advice wants to see a ban on cold calling and doorstep selling of Green Deal to protect consumers from fak
The amount of money lost to phone [problem]mers has tripled in a year, prompting a major awareness campaign. An estimated £23.9m has been tricked out of unsuspecting victims in the last year, up from £7m the previous year, according to Financial Fraud Action. The main trick involves a con artist deceiving victims into believing they are calling from the police, a bank or a computer company. They suggest that the individual has been the victim of fraud and ask for personal financial information - such as card details or a Pin code - to access their account.