Some local residents have reported 'cold callers' knocking on doors or unsolicited letters being delivered by companies from outside the local area claiming to be working with the local authority.
They may be offering to carry out energy efficiency measures for free such as insulating walls, lofts or floors, new heating systems or Solar PV systems.
Unfortunately, in the current climate with many householders facing rising costs over the last couple of years, some may try to take advantage of this. Some of these installations may not be required or warranted or guaranteed when completed.
If you think that you would benefit from any energy efficiency measures or need any advice on energy efficiency or energy bills, please call or go online to:
- Home Energy Scotland - 0808 808 2282 / 0131 555 4010 / email - www.homeenergyscotland.org
- East Lothian Energy Advice Service - 0131 555 4010 / email - www.changeworks.org.uk
East Lothian Council are working with the Scottish Government to facilitate the Energy Efficient Scotland; Area Based Scheme (EES; ABS) which is a fund to help alleviate fuel poverty in our local area. If you would like to find out if your area has been identified, please e-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
If you see any suspicious activity, then please report it by calling 101. Just by reporting it you could stop a crime happening to another person.
Report all scams and get free consumer advice online or over the phone www.consumeradvice.scot 0808 154 6000
Find local traders who have been vetted by Trading Standards www.approvedtrader.scot