From September 2020, homeowners will be able to apply for vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy efficient home improvements – beware of letters or cold calls from someone claiming to be able to help you with the new government grant. To get the voucher, you’ll need to complete an online application for a recommended home improvement, get a quote from a listed supplier and have the quote approved. This new scheme fits in with a popular scam where consumers are contacted by phone and mail to explain that they can help consumers with applying for a grant, find suppliers and get the work done for them for a fee. Once the fee has been paid, no work is ever carried out and the money is gone!
Report any letters or calls to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or send the letter to Freepost, NTSST, Mail Marshals