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Wrexham County Borough Council’s Trading Standards Service has received an influx of reports involving power tools and chainsaws being sold door to door in the Wrexham area over the last week. In particular farms and rural areas are being targeted by individuals we believe to be operating illegally and not complying with the law.

Any goods bought in this way could be stolen, counterfeit, and unsafe.

They say “You are not getting a bargain or a good deal. Our advice is simple – Do NOT buy from the door step. Do NOT hand over any cash. Do NOT make yourself a target for the future.”

“If you have problems with the goods after buying them there is the strong likelihood there is nothing you will be able to do to seek a refund for the price paid. Trading Standards would also be unlikely to assist you in obtaining money back as these rogues are operating without business details and without consideration for the law.”

If you are approached to purchase a power tool or chainsaw on your doorstep Wrexham Trading Standards would urge residents just to say NO. If you are able to provide any further details such as a description of the individuals involved, or the vehicle registration please contact Wrexham Trading Standards or North Wales Police.

If you are worried about any issues raised, or believe that you have any further information please contact Wrexham Trading Standards on 01978 292045. Alternatively contact North Wales Police on 101.

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