Warning over air conditioning scam in Lincolnshire


Lincolnshire Police have issued a warning over a possible scam in the county, which involves a person stating that they work for ‘Sustainable Homes’ and offering quotes for air conditioning.

Lincolnshire Police said: “A person known as ‘Rick Elliott’ (may use other names) calls to make an appointment to provide a quote for a new air conditioning unit.

“On arriving at the property he provides a glossy magazine and asks for a deposit (around £1,000) for the unit costing £5,000.

“Even though the client uses his right to cancel the contract within the cooling off period, the cheque has still been cashed.

“We have been unable to contact the person from the details given in the brochure and literature.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

Police do not believe that this person has any connection to the Surrey-based company of the same name.

• If you have been contacted by this company, call police on 101 and report the details (quoting incident number 237 of April 9).

To check if a company is registered and legal, visit the website: www.companieshouse.gov.uk

For advice from Lincolnshire Safer Communities Trading Standards, call 03454 04 05 06.

To call Action Fraud to report scams and internet security issues, call 0300 123 2040 or visit the website: www.actionfraud.police.uk