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Mattress Scammers At Large

Here at Beds Glasgow, we pride ourselves in offering our customers a fantastic range of beds and mattresses that are excellent in quality and prices. You will always have peace of mind that your equipment is coming from a reliable source, unlike some people down South who have been purchasing mattresses from door-to-door sellers recently.

Dirty Mattresses

The Local Government Association has recently reported that some ‘scam traders’ have been selling dirty mattresses that had been thrown away by their original owners. Others had been importing them without the required safety certificates, repackaging them in branded wrapping, and then selling them on to unsuspecting customers. Many of these crooks have been telling their unsuspecting customers that local hotels had been selling them off after ordering too many mattresses by mistake.

The chairman of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities board, Simon Blackburn, has commented on the issue, saying, “These fly-by-night sellers don’t care about the risks these mattresses pose, they just want to make a quick buck and leave you with phoney details so they can’t be traced. These mattresses may be described as memory foam, but are carefully wrapped so you have no idea what you are buying.”

Complaints Rising

The mattress scam issue is rapidly increasing, and Devon and Somerset Trading Standards have reported that they had received twenty complaints in the first half of 2016 compared to just two in the same period in 2014.

Blackburn then went on to say, “The mattresses generally fail fire safety tests and are often worn-out, dirty and unhygienic items destined for the tip. Anyone offered a cheap mattress on their doorstep should not buy one.”

 Reliable Source

If you are considering buying a new mattress, get in touch with us here at Beds Glasgow. We will ensure that you get the perfect mattress to suit your needs, and you will know that it is coming from a reliable source, with all related safety certificates.

With a range of different styles and sizes, there really is something for everyone here. Contact us today to find out more.

Source:

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37579587
Mattress Scammers At Large
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