Surrey Trading Standards are warning people to be on the guard after receiving complaints from members of the public who have purchased leather jackets from smooth talking salesmen in car parks on the understanding that they were Italian designer labels. The salesmen tend to claim to be from Italy with leather jackets that look Italian for sale at a bargain price. However, people who have contacted us have paid over large sums of cash for jackets that turn out to be very poor quality and worth a fraction of the price paid.
It is very difficult for Trading standards to take any action against sellers operating in this way as no paperwork is provided to enable us to trace them. This also means that there is no hope of redress for anyone who has purchased a jacket in this way.
Anyone who is approached in a car park or on the street and offered the chance to buy leather jackets is advised not to do so. If you are approached in this way we would ask you to pass the details to us via Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.
Trading Standards Officer
Safer and Stronger Communities Team
Surrey County Council Trading Standards
Mid Surrey Area Office
Bay Tree Avenue
Tel: 01372 371743
Fax: 01372 371704
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