Rogue fish sellers have been reported in Rougham and now officers at Suffolk Trading Standards have issued a warning.
They said the traders travel nationally, cold calling consumers’ homes selling the fish. This is often misdescribed, mislabelled or unlabelled, overpriced and sometimes underweight.
They are targeting vulnerable consumers and using high pressure sales techniques and they usually use Transit-style vans which are not refrigerated.
Trading Standards always advise residents to refrain from buying at the doorstep and not to buckle to pressure from salespeople offering supposedly one-off ‘buy it now’ low prices.
Additionally, a Suffolk care provider has been targeted by a fake bailiff. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt.
Read more at https://www.actionfraud. police.uk/news/cold-calls- from-bogus-bailiffs-nov17
Report all scams and rogues to Suffolk Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.