Warning that energy-saving gadget is fake

A SCAM has been uncovered whereby consumers are offered energy-saving devices that are dangerous and ineffective.

Trading standards officers are warning Hucknall residents to be on their guard against the offer, which involves cold-calling fraudsters promoting a gadget that, for £99, will cut 40% from energy bills.

Tests on the plug-in device have shown that it fails minimum safety requirements and does not deliver any benefits.