The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has recently been informed of a scrappage scheme scam, where fraudsters falsely claiming that the GGF offers rebates for old windows being replaced under Green Deal and ECO.
Nigel Rees, GGF Group chief executive commented: “To make the public aware of this scam and to try and prevent homeowners being duped, we will be issuing a statement to the mainstream media, Trading Standards and Action Fraud, stating that the GGF neither operates nor funds any such scrappage scheme. We also urge anyone who has been a victim of a scam or has experienced scam callers to report them directly to Action Fraud.”
The GGF received information of the scam from two independent sources from a Trading Standards Officer at the recent Chartered Trading Standards Institute Conference in Bournemouth and from a GGF member.
The GGF urges all companies to report any frauds in the industry by contacting Action Fraud UK in the following ways:
Telephone: 0300 123 2040 (to speak to an adviser)
Via their online reporting tool: www.actionfraud.police.uk