Door to Door Mattress Sellers in the Kirkby Stephen Area

Alert message sent 30/07/2018 16:41:00

Information sent on behalf of Cumbria County Council

Cumbria Trading Standards have received reports of cold callers operating in the Church Brough, Kirkby Stephen area selling potentially unsafe mattresses door to door, from a silver van.

Consumers should be extremely cautious when approached by cold callers offering to sell goods or services.

They can often use persuasive or aggressive tactics to get you to purchase goods that you might not necessarily want or need.

Trading Standards advice is to always say ‘NO’ to any cold callers and to look out for elderly or vulnerable friends, family and neighbours.  For all your goods and services it is better to deal with reputable traders operating out of fixed premises who you know and trust.

If you have been cold called or wish to report an incident please contact us via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or visit or alternatively contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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Margaret Hodgson (Cumbria County Council, Administrator, Cumbria)

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