WARNING: Buying Goods from the back of a Van
November 20, 2012 1 Comment
We have had reports across Suffolk, about mattresses, chain saws, jewellery and TVs all being sold from the back of cars and vans!
We suspect the TVs to be broken, the jewellery cheap and fake, and the chainsaws don’t bear thinking about!
Please be especially cautious of any individual who approaches you and offers to sell you something at a incredibly reduced price.
Trust your instincts – If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Anyone who is offered goods for sale out the back of a van, by a person who approaches them in the street, or uninvited at the doorstep, should be highly suspicious. Goods sold in this way may be stolen, counterfeit, unsafe or simply overpriced.
Our advice is simply never to deal with traders in this way.
Anyone who is suspicious of goods offered for sale in this way should report the matter to Suffolk police by contacting the number 101, or by calling the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.