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Warning over rogue fish sellers

PUBLISHED: 13:57 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:22 03 July 2010

POLICE are warning residents in the Lawn Avenue area of Great Yarmouth to remain vigilant after reports of men selling fish door-to-door.

Two men aged between 35 and 40 were seen in the area trying to sell fresh fish at 9.

POLICE are warning residents in the Lawn Avenue area of Great Yarmouth to remain vigilant after reports of men selling fish door-to-door.

Two men aged between 35 and 40 were seen in the area trying to sell fresh fish at 9.40am today before driving off towards Caister in a white van.

The first man is described as of large build, wearing a baseball cap, dark blue trousers and a white tracksuit top. The second man is described as of slim build and was wearing a green top and dark trousers.

Norfolk County Council's Trading Standards officers request that residents never agree to have work done, or buy goods from, someone that calls unannounced at their door, or approaches them on the street.

Often such traders don't provide full names, trading addresses or contact telephone numbers, resulting in it being virtually impossible to trace them if there are any problems with the work or goods - which is all too often the case.

Such traders often ask for cash upfront, and don't offer the entitled seven-day cancellation rights also.

Anyone experiencing problems with traders can call the national consumer helpline - Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.

To report incidents contact Norfolk Police on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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