Wiltshire

Warning over Wiltshire home security scam

Elderly people in Wiltshire are being warned about a home security scam that is in operation.

The county's Trading Standards said companies were cold-calling residents saying an offer would give them a home security survey and system for £1.

The callers then get the residents to sign contracts for more than £6,000, the spokeswoman said.

If people change their minds, they are charged a fee to have the systems removed.

The spokeswoman urged people to report the scams to Consumer Direct.

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