Lanarkshire- wide warning on conmen selling televisions
Police in Lanarkshire have issued a warning about the sale of televisions from the back of a van - because this is simply a con.
The trend tends to flourish in areas like industrial estates and larger supermarket car parks as punters are pulled in with the promise of a good deal.
Buyers soon come to learn that the item inside the box looks nothing like the illustration on its packaging and even looks broken.
Communities inspector Neil MacLeod said: “This is one of these occasions where the deal looks too good to be true and that is found very much to be the case. The reported incidents are being treated as fraud.”