There has been a significant rise in energy scams linked to the cost of living crisis.
Trading Standards are especially concerned about:
- scam energy rebate text messages and emails
- energy tariff mis-selling by doorstep sellers
- loan sharks preying on the most vulnerable affected by the cost of living crisis
Beware of energy efficiency scams offering rebates and offers to apply for grants.
Consumers do not need to do anything as the rebate will be applied automatically by their energy company.
Therefore, always ignore any messages and only deal directly with your energy company using their published phone numbers and email addresses.
You can find more information on other useful resources and how to report a scam or hoax.