Council warns of danger from doorstep sellers

Want to read more?

We value our content  and access to our full site is  only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards

Already a subscriber?

 

Subscribe Now

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Trading Standards are again urging residents to say no to doorstep sellers, after they have received reports of sellers currently operating in the Islands.

A spokesperson said: ‘Our advice is never to deal with anyone who cold-calls at your door. Just say no thanks and shut the door.

‘Please keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours, particularly anyone who lives alone who may find it difficult to deal with uninvited callers.’

Experience has shown that very often goods sold by doorstep sellers are of a poor quality and may be dangerous. Goods which do not comply with safety regulations may result in overheating, catching fire, electrical shocks and could cause serious injury or death.

To report doorstep sellers please contact Trading Standards on 01851 822694 or Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.