From solar panel surveys to 'free spins' at online casinos, here are the scams to watch out for in Norfolk this month. 

1. Cold calls

People in Norfolk have been warned to be aware of doorstep cold callers claiming to see issues with their roofs. 

This follows an incident where a man cold called at a property in the Hellesdon area and told the resident they "could see the chimney needed repairing" and claimed it was "unsafe and could fall down".

Telephone cold callers have also been targeting homes with solar panels by offering a free government survey and attempting to make an appointment for a home visit. 

Another scam relates to "computer faults" and callers claim to work for well-known computer software, telecoms or broadband suppliers.

The caller attempts to gain remote access to computers and other devices after making claims about viruses and hackers to persuade the victim to agree to immediate assistance.

2. Free spins at online casinos

Action Fraud has received 2,400 reports about fake emails offering "free spins" from online casino companies. 

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These emails contain links that lead to websites that attempt to steal personal and financial information from the user.

3. Flyers offering maintenance work

People in the Hellesdon area have received hand-delivered flyers offering "landscaping and garden maintenance work".

The flyers claim to offer a range of services and give contact numbers but no further details about the business.

Norfolk Trading Standards advises only to deal with reputable companies and to get a written quotation before agreeing to any work. 

4. Fake emails

South Norfolk & Broadland Council has received reports of fake emails claiming to contain "your annual fee invoice from Council Service'" with a link to "pay your fee by Direct Debit".

Other scam emails claim to be from BT and state that "your webmail account is not actively secured" and that you need to "validate your account" to prevent "disconnection from all services".

These are fake and anyone clicking on the links contained in the email will be taken to a website that will attempt to gather personal and password information.