Local News for Thursday 15th December 2016
Send ‘pushy’ salesmen packing
CNES Trading Standards, Police Scotland and Tighean Innse Gall are advising householders to shut the door on doorstep salesmen described as ‘pushy’ in reports to their departments. Numerous people have complained over the last fortnight that door-to-door sellers claiming to work for the government have called uninvited. Trading Standards advise householders to think carefully before entering into any agreement to receive a "free" boiler replacement. One boiler recently installed by a company called Union Technical Services has not been fitted according to the manufacturer's instructions and poses a safety issue. A Trading Standards spokesperson warned: "Just because the boiler is free does not mean it comes without risk to you. If the installation is substandard you may have to pay to get this made safe.Incorrect fitting may invalidate both the manufacturer's warranty and your home insurance in regard to your heating system." To report unwanted doorstep sales contact Trading Standards on 01851 822694 , out of hours on Faire the community careline on 701702 or Police Scotland on 101. Please dial 999 in an emergency.