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Burglar Alarm warning
Trading Standards are warning Derbyshire residents to be aware of telephone calls from businesses claiming to offer “free” burglar alarms, following a number of reports that such businesses are targeting elderly and vulnerable consumers in the county.
The callers may tricking people into believing that the alarms are ‘free’ and that the business is working with the police.
The alarms offered may be free but the cost of maintaining and monitoring the system will be very expensive and the agreement can last for many years. Claims are also often made about alarms being directly linked to police stations, which is not the case.
If you do buy anything costing over £35 from a trader at your door, then the law gives you a 7 day “cooling off” period to change your mind. The trader must give you a written cancellation notice if you agree to buy the goods or service.
You can call Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline to report such activity and get advice about consumer issues. If you’re looking for a Trusted Trader contact Call Derbyshire on 08456 058058
George Wharmby, Amber Sound FM News
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