Scam Alert – Right To Buy
Cold callers have been reported in the city claiming that the City Council is selling its stock of 18,000 properties and offering to help with the process. The callers claimed to be working for a business called ‘Your Right To Buy’, of which no trace can be found online.
While the purposes of these calls is not known, it is likely that the motive are less than honest and could potentially expose residents to financial loss and even put them at risk of homelessness.
If you are interested in purchasing your home, you can look at the government website: https://www.gov.uk/right-to-buy-buying-your-council-home or contact the City Council’s Right To Buy team by telephone on 01782 235540 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For advice on your rights in relation to scams, contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133.