Warning re sale of Massaging Equipment 12/10/2009

posted 27 Aug 2010, 10:21 by Yateley NW Sec   [ updated 27 Aug 2010, 10:25 ]

It has come to the attention of Hampshire Trading Standards, that a Company offering mobility equipment has been operating in Bishopstoke and West End areas in Hampshire.

Information suggests they target elderly and vulnerable members of the public in their own homes.  Their usual approach is either to telephone or knock on your door giving the impression they are connected with a Health Authority or associated services. 

As a result, a "free" shoulder massage is offered and a handheld massaging piece of equipment is used.  If the victims show an interest a salesman visits at a later that day and gives a demonstration of a massaging device which is inside a bed mattress. The end result is that he'll try to sell you a new mattress charging anything from £1500 - £4000.  Please be aware of such occurrences and if approached please report the matter straight away to the Trading Standards Quick Response Team on 01962 833666.