Scam letters have been sent to properties in Devon from a company purporting to act on behalf of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a government energy efficiency scheme.
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20 residents in the Barnstaple area were identified as having been being potentially targeted by scams.
A company director who offered to clean carpets at rock-bottom prices before hiking them up by 1,000 per cent has been found guilty of fraud.
Royal Mail and Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service have joined forces to tackle scam mail in the postal system.
Two rogue traders who conned vulnerable pensioners out of almost £100,000 have been jailed.
Trading standards officers and a major bank have prevented a vulnerable Mid Devon couple from being scammed out of their £1million life savings through a series of timeshare-related frauds.
Bryan Ferren, 38 and Kevin Hogg, 41, both of Clifton Road, Paignton, admitted to conning over £70,000 out of 17 elderly Devon residents