Dales residents are being put on the alert after some dodgy dealings in the Wirksworth area.
Trading Standards was contacted by a consumer who received a call from a business claiming to be working on behalf of the Government.
The caller told them all homes must have a ‘green deal assessment’ by 2020, which is untrue.
The business also told the consumer that he would have to pay £179.
The Green Deal is a Government initiative to improve the energy efficiency of homes by offering loans to pay for energy saving measures such as loft or cavity wall insulation, double glazing or new boilers.
If you have concerns about rogue traders call Citizen’s Advice Consumer Advice Service on 08454 04 05 06.