The following message has been received today from Leicestershire Neighbourhood Watch:-
TRADING STANDARDS ALERT
Leicestershire Trading Standards is currently investigating a number of complaints relating to doorstep sales of mattresses.
We have received complaints from vulnerable consumers in Narborough, Burbage and Thurlaston. Some of the consumers were cold called by telephone first, or were cold called at home by a sales rep and pressurised into buying mattresses for between £200 – £400. Payment appears to be always be cheque/card rather than cash.
We have a number of concerns about the way in which these mattresses are described and being sold. We will also be getting one tested to check for the safety requirements.
Trading Standards always advises residents not to purchase good from ‘cold callers’. If you receive any reports of similar activity please contact Trading Standards on 0845 404 05 06 or use firstname.lastname@example.org