Warning of Door-to-Door Fish Sellers
Islington residents are being warned about door-to-door fish salesmen who are visiting residents and trying to persuade them to buy fish on their doorstep.
Residents are presented with fish that is largely unlabelled, misdescribed and some of which is unfit to eat.
This type of scam involving door to door fish sales is a national problem. We advise that the best place to buy fish is from a reputable fishmonger, or at an established shop or stall.
Doorstep sellers also tend not to offer customers cancellation rights or provide a receipt to allow them to seek a refund if they are not satisfied with the goods. It is sometimes difficult to contact them again once the sale has been made.
Anyone who has been approached by fish sellers in this manner should contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on on 03454 04 05 06.