You are probably aware of a government scheme to get your house insulated for €1. If you qualify as being a homeowner with an income under a set value, then you are entitled to the scheme – it is real.
However, in Béziers, the number of scammers is increasing, so watch out.
The thieves use the same method: they convince the owner of the house that they are eligible for the scheme, but that there are inevitable expenses involved. A quick devis later, the homeowner parts with their money, and the scammer disappears.
If you are in any doubt, check that the builder is part of the official scheme, and if not, contact the police.
You can read more about it here.
Source: Midi Libre