Notts: Residents warned about door-step fish salesman

County Hall at Trent Bridge

County Hall at Trent Bridge

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Notts residents are being warned about door-to-door fish salesmen who are visiting households and are persuading 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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