SCAM ALERT - Energy saving device scam
7th December 2011
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Please be aware of telephone cold callers offering energy saving devices.


The Trading Standards Institute has said that authorities across the country are currently dealing with more than 200 complaints about people claiming to be their energy supplier, or working in partnership with them, offering a plug in device at a cost of £99 which they say can save them 40% off their energy bills.  An example is pictured below.


A number of the purchased items have been tested and not only failed to satisfy electrical safety standards but do not deliver any tangible energy savings.


If you have purchased one of these products do not use it and dispose of it carefully as they pose a possible risk of fire and electrocution and a safety recall has been issued for the items traced so far.


If you have purchased one of these devices report it to Consumer Direct via their online form or to Action Fraud via their online fraud reporting tool.


If you require free, independent and impartial advice on saving energy, visit the Energy Saving Trust.

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