Advice on Doorstep Sellers

CNES Trading Standards are urging residents to say NO to doorstep sellers, after they have received reports of sellers currently operating in the Islands. 

A Spokesperson said, “Our advice is never to deal with anyone who cold calls at your door, just say “No thanks” and shut the door.  Never let them into your home, this is very important especially in the times we find ourselves in during a pandemic.  Please keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours, particularly anyone who lives alone who may find it difficult to deal with uninvited callers.”

We want to encourage all residents to display “No uninvited sales people” signage. If you have signage and a seller still knocks on your door they may be committing an offence under Consumer Protection Regulations.  “No uninvited sales” signage (23.2kB) can be printed or contact Trading Standards on the below number to get one posted to you”.

To report Doorstep sellers please contact Trading Standards on 01851 822694 or Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.