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Isle of Man Government says carbon monoxide calls are a hoax

Residents are being targeted by callers claiming to provide carbon monoxide detectors Photo: 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.

"We all want to keep our home and family safe and one of the easiest ways we can do this is to ensure that we have both carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarms correctly installed at home, however, purchasing alarms from cold callers is not the answer as they are more likely to be defective and/or counterfeit than those purchased from reputable sources."

– Isle of Man Government, Office of Fair Trading