Roof Insulation Cold Call
A villager recently received an unsolicited phone call from Energy Guard Insulation Ltd. in Bournemouth. They called from 02045 122040, but may also use other numbers.
The salesman offered a free survey to check roof insulation “…tomorrow while we are in the area … as recommended by the Energy Saving Trust.”
Signs that the call was likely to be dubious included:
- Use of “tomorrow” to push you into making a quick decision
- Mention of the Energy Saving Trust to give the call believability
- Use of 02045 code – sometimes used by businesses to disguise their whereabouts
Companies House list Energy Guard as “Active proposal to strike off” which is another danger sign.
Energy Guard install spray-on insulation, which Which? reports as not suitable for many homes:
Energy Guard are linked to Apex Smart Secure Ltd who supply alarm systems, so may use the same cold calling techniques.
How To Block Nuisance Calls
The Which? website includes useful guidance on a number of different ways you can block unwanted callers on landlines and mobiles.