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Re: Scam Warning

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I had a cold call from a company yesterday telling me that I may be eligible for a grant to make my home more energy efficient.
This company does "Logic Foam". They spray it to the underside of the roof to improve heat insulation.

After the call I put my brain into gear and realised that this foam appeared to have the same fundamental flaw as many other modern techniques and materials that are applied to Victorian homes. Plastic paints, modern mortars, silicon damp proofing. All rubbish because they don't allow the house to breath. They might provide a quick fix, but in the long term create more issues than they solve.

This morning I did a quick google on foam roof insulation and found that UK mortgage companies tend to be unwilling to give a mortgage on any home with it. There's 2 main types: closed cell and open cell. Open cell is better, mainly because it's easier to remove when you want a mortgage.

This afternoon, the rep turned up for his appointment with me. The conversation went like this:
(initial greetings and warm-up questions)
What are the downsides to foam roof insulation?
The Cost.
(pause of a few seconds)
What about mortgage companies?
(Launches into a speech) In the past other companies have done improper closed cell installations We do open cell, install it properly, get it certified, inspect it blah blah blah.
That's bullshit!
(Continues his speech)
That's the end of this conversation.
(Tries to continue his speech).
I don't do business with companies that lie to me.
(Tries to continue his speech).
Get off my property.
This is ridiculous.
Get off my property. Now!
(Tries to continue his speech).
Get off my property.
(Tries to continue his speech).
Get off my property. Now!
(Goes back to his car and leaves).
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Re: Scam Warning

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Had a call from someone claiming to be my credit card company advising of unauthorised transactions of £700 and £2,000. I was immediately suspicious and he hung up when I mentioned the word scam. For info the number is a London one 02081571374.
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This is one I am sad to admit I fell for. Because it was only a couple of quid and I have had recent problems with the Royal Mail with items being lost my suspicions were not aroused. On Thursday I received a text saying that a parcel could not be delivered because no one was home and was given what looked like a genuine Royal Mail link to arrange redelivery for a small fee. I complained to Royal Mail and this morning received a reply saying it was a scam and a lot of these bogus texts are being sent. Although it is a small amount If enough people are being taken in the scammers will be making a fortune. Had I not ordered the oak speaker stands I think I would have been wise to it, but I was not expecting them this soon. My wife was in fact home at the time of the alleged delivery but as it was s nice day would have been in the back garden as the granddaughters were here. Deliverers do not always knock loud enough and do not hang about.
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