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New Scam Targets Gas Boiler Installers

23rd Jan 2019

Boiler Guide Team
By: Boiler Guide Team
Updated: 21st July 2021

Gas boiler installers in the south-east of England should avoid agreeing to the promise of lots of work in exchange for an upfront payment of £2,000.

It's thought that the scammers are finding contact details of gas boiler installers online, one postcode at a time, with south-east England currently being targeted.

The scam involves a phone call from an 'agency' promising to provide lots of guaranteed work in the local area.

After the call, they'll send you a contract that appears legitimate, however, they will ask for an upfront payment of £2,000 rather than commision on the work that will be carried out.

Once they receive the payment, they move on and you'll never hear from them again.

Don't Get Caught Out

To make sure that you don't get caught out by this scam, you should be weary of an agency that works in the following way:

  • Calls guaranteeing lots of work
  • Sends a contract asking for an upfront payment of £2,000
  • Don't ask for any commision on the work they promise

What to do if You Receive a Suspicious Call

If you receive contact from an agency with a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be cautious of any agency that contacts you out of the blue with the promise of lots of work and do your research to ensure that they're legitimate.

The best way to find out if you're being contacted by an official company is to look them up on the Companies House Service – a government website that will provide you with the company contact details, address and details of the personnel in charge.

Remember to be cautious of any deals that sound too good to be true and thoroughly research any company before signing a contract.

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