Alert from Trading Standards re pressure sales

posted 17 Aug 2010, 09:16 by Yateley NW Sec

It has come to the attention of Hampshire Trading Standards Service that a security company are currently telephoning residents offering to come out and survey properties for security purposes, i.e. burglar and smoke alarms.

It has been suggested that this company use high pressure sales and may offer the equipment for £1 but only if customers sign up to a costly monitoring agreement. 

Please be on your guard about these types of cold callers either over the telephone or on your doorstep.  If you have already arranged for a visit by a salesman and/or require any assistance concerning this or similar cold calling matters please do not hesitate to contact our Quick Response Team on 01962 833666

Hampshire Trading Standards Service operates an approved trader scheme called Buy With Confidence which includes security companies.  Information about this scheme is available online at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk or by telephoning Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.


Community Projects Team
Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service
Montgomery House  Monarch Way
Winchester  Hampshire  SO22 5PW 
Tel: 01962 833620
Fax: 01962 833698   
E-mail: doorstep.crime@hants.gov.uk

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