This message is being broadcast on behalf of Suffolk Trading Standards
We've had many reports of traders going door to door across the County offering to sell chainsaws and generators. Reports have been received in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Beccles.
Please be especially cautious of any individual who approaches you and offers to sell you something at a incredibly reduced price.
Trust your instincts - If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Anyone who is offered goods for sale out the back of a van, by a person who approaches them in the street, or uninvited at the doorstep, should be highly suspicious. Goods sold in this way may be stolen, counterfeit, unsafe or simply overpriced.
Our advice is simply never to deal with traders in this way.
Anyone who is suspicious of goods offered for sale in this way should report the matter to Suffolk police by contacting the number 101, or by calling us via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.