New campaign puts focus on doorstep trading

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CONSUMER champions are warning people not to get ripped off when buying goods from door-to-door traders.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Trading Standards Service has organised a series of local activities this week.

It ties in with National Consumer Week 2012 and aims to serve up information and free advice on a range of issues.

The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Door Stop Sellers’ and events are focusing on protecting consumers’ rights when making purchases from door-to-door traders

Depute council leader and convener of housing and community services, Ashay Ghai, said: “National Consumer Week is a great way to remind people that accessible services such as local Trading Standards and the Citizens Advice Bureau Consumer Helpline offer free and impartial advice.

“It is also an opportunity to highlight a prominent issue, such as door stop selling, and provide consumers with the necessary knowledge to protect themselves from rogue traders.”

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