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Bogus Saddlestone electrical survey: Council's response

Thursday, 04 July 2013 15:30

Douglas Borough Council has been made aware that an individual purporting to be working on behalf of the Council is claiming to be conducting a survey of electrical installations on the Saddlestone Estate, Douglas.

 

The Council understands the individual is advising householders their safety could be at risk, as their consumer unit which controls their electrical installation  is not in compliance with the Institute of Engineering Technology’s 17th edition wiring regulations and is therefore unsafe, so will require changing.

 

Douglas Borough Council wishes to make it clear that it has not commissioned such a survey and that the claim to be acting on behalf of the Council is fraudulent.

 

The Council is taking every step to ensure its good name and reputation are not being compromised and advises householders to always ask for proof of identity from any such ‘cold callers’ and to report such bogus calls to the Police.