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Bury St Edmunds residents targeted in 'green grant scam'

Suffolk Trading Standards has warned about a suspected 'green grant scam' in Bury St Edmunds.

The organisation received a report of a man calling at properties in Bury St Edmunds, advising residents they needed energy improvements and they could receive a grant.

At one property, the caller said the property required a new boiler and they would be entitled to help. He then went on to ask if they were receiving child benefits.

At a neighbouring property, the man told the occupant they would be entitled to insulation.

The man wore a yellow hi-vis jacket, visor and carried a clipboard.

In a Facebook post, a Suffolk Trading Standards spokesman said: "Please note, the Green Grant scheme is not due to start until September, and so any telephone calls or approaches at the doorstep related to the Government announcement will be be a scam.

"The roll-out of the scheme will be run locally and details of how to apply will be provided."

Report all scams via 0808 223 1133.

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