By Cheshire East Council - 18th August 2012 7:01am
Cookware scam warning from Cheshire East Council
Residents are being warned to be on their guard against doorstep callers offering to sell cutlery and cookware.
The rogue traders claim to be from a European country and want to sell their goods before returning home. The more affluent areas of Cheshire East appear to be likely targets.
Residents in the Knutsford area have received visitors who claim they have been to a trade show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham and want to sell the remainder of their products.
The goods appear well presented and are labelled 'St Moritz'. Residents have been told they are Swiss made when, in fact, they are made in China.
The caller also allows people to pay by credit card with a card reader and asks for the amount to be paid in Euros.
Residents have paid as much as £1,500 for goods when the true value will be considerably less.
Reputable traders do not trade in this way and if you are offered such goods, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 04 05 06.
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