Consumers warned over alarming scam

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SCAM: Trading standards officers are warning Northants residents to be on the alert for a possible security alarm scam.

Trading standards has been contacted by consumers who have received unsolicited telephone calls from companies offering to install security systems for free or at a nominal cost. However maintenance costs turn out to be high and there is a cancellation fee. Anyone who receives such a call should contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506.