Government Funding Grant Scheme-Warning

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iCAN Warning: Government Funding Grant Scheme – Unsolicited letters
Halton Trading Standards are warning residents to be wary of official-looking letters targeting homeowners within the Borough about a Government Funding Grant Scheme.
The letters are direct marketing from a company and have not been sent by the either Halton Borough Council or the UK Government.
Residents should remain cautious if they receive any unsolicited letters, phone calls, texts, emails or doorstep calls from any traders assuring them that they or their property will be eligible for such Schemes.
Official support is available to help residents improve their homes' energy efficiency through various initiatives. The Ofgem website has a guide to assist consumer find if they applicable for such schemes and grants:
If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.
If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133

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Sophie Roe (Police, PCSO, WIdnes)

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