The Canberra Times brings word that predators are amongst the herd when it comes to carbon friendly retrofitting:
ActewAGL is warning customers to beware of scammers promoting energy-saving devices.
An ActewAGL spokesman said its customers were being telephoned with offers of energy-saving devices costing from $160 to $170. The devices, which plugged into a standard power point, were said to save up to 40 per cent of a household’s electricity consumption.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reports on its SCAMwatch website that scammers are selling plug-in devices with the claim they save large amounts of energy just by plugging them into the wall but the saving never happens.
Fraudulent rebate farmers are another one to watch out for.
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