Air conditioning scam artist in Lincolnshire area

Telephone scam alert.
Telephone scam alert.

Lincolnshire Police are warning householders to be on their guard against a possible scam artist posing as an air conditioning company

Gill Finn of Lincolnshire Police said: “We have been advised that a person stating that they work for ‘Sustainable Homes’ has been offering quotes for air conditioning in the Lincolnshire region.

“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 said to be ongoing. If you have been contacted by this company ring 101 and report the details quoting incident 237 of 09/04/2016.

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