Warwickshire consumers are warned to beware of rogue companies masquerading as genuine insurers or utilities.
A Warwickshire resident received an unexpected phone call from a business she believed she already had an insurance policy with to cover a household appliance. The caller told her he was calling to renew the policy and claimed that the business had changed its name – this was not true it was a completely separate business.
In a similar case a consumer believed she was speaking to her broadband provider Sky when in reality she was talking to a completely different trader who was trying to sell her insurance for her Sky devices costing almost £250!
Never discuss any insurance policy or service provider contract with a cold caller, If you believe the call to be genuine, phone back on a publicly listed telephone number.
- Make a scam/rogue trader complaint to Trading Standards via the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service website or call them on 034 5404 0506.
- To keep up to date on scamming issues keep an eye on the Warwickshire Trading Standards Website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.
- Sign up to scam alerts from Warwickshire County Council here.
- Avoid rogue traders. Use the Warwickshire Trading Standards No Rogue Traders Here approved trader scheme.