Warning over selling gold on the doorstep

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A WARNING has been issued over traders who go door-to-door offering to buy gold.

North Yorkshire County Council’s trading standards teams have had several reports of cases in recent weeks.

They have warned people to get their property valued by a bona fide business, fearing people may be persuaded to part with valuable items at a low price without being allowed the statutory cooling-off period. Officers have also cautioned against discussing valuables with strangers.

Anyone concerned about doorstep callers should call Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.