[First filed: July 31, 2008 @ 10:04]
Simon Corbell is warning Canberrans to avoid high pressure speaker salesmen operating from the back of a white van:
- ‘”The scammers typically approach people at places like bus stops, at traffic lights or in car parks, and use high pressure and aggressive sales tactics, including accompanying the victim to an ATM to make a cash withdrawal,” Mr Corbell said.
“Victims are led to believe the speakers are of very high quality and a well-respected brand and that they are getting a bargain…
I urge anyone who is approached by these scammers to contact the Office of Regulatory Services on 6207 3000 with any details they can provide in relation to these illegal operators”‘
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UPDATED: Affirmative Action Man has sent in the following this morning:
- I was getting petrol in Phillip this morning & was approached by the driver of a white van offering me bargain stereo system. He had an invoice and explained it was a cancelled order & the boss had told him to offload it at cost. Said it was worth thousands & I could have it for $600 cash.
He was driving a VW transporter rego no NSW WIA 151.