Isle of Man Government says carbon monoxide calls are a hoax

Residents are being targeted by callers claiming to provide carbon monoxide detectors Credit: ITV

Residents on the Isle of Man are being told to hang up on cold callers claiming to sell carbon monoxide alarms.

The Office of Fair Trading issued a statement via the Government web site, with callers telling householders that they need to install an alarm due to “new government regulations”.

The Government insists that alarms should be bought from trustworthy and reputable companies and not to accept these calls as genuine.

Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service are available to give free home safety advice for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms - the Community Safety Department can be contacted on 647303.