Nottinghamshire County Council issue warning over doorstep fish salesman

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Nottinghamshire residents are being warned about door-to-door fish salesmen who are visiting households and are tempting them to persuade them to buy hundreds of pounds of fish.

Householders are given the impression that they are only buying a few pieces but are then presented with a freezer-filling amount of largely unlabelled fish, some of which is unfit to eat, plus a bill for two or three hundred pounds.

The fish scam is a growing national problem and the County Council’s Trading Standards service has received a recent complaint on behalf of a Bingham 80-year old-lady who was persuaded to a buy a basketful of fish by a doorstep trader at a cost of £156.


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