Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake backs rogue trader rule change
One of Sutton's MPs has backed a campaign to put the brakes on rogue traders.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake says amendments proposed to trading rules will protect vulnerable customers from an "unscrupulous minority of sellers".
Liberal Democrat Minister Jo Swinson announced proposals to give customers 90 days to cancel a contract if they are bullied into it, new rights to recover payments from traders who mislead or bully customers into giving them money they are not owed and the right to claim compensation for distress caused by misleading or bullying tactics.
Mr Brake said: "We all know that there is an unscrupulous minority of sellers out there who prey on vulnerable consumers.
"As an MP, I’ve heard many stories of vulnerable, often elderly, residents being misled into buying something they neither need nor want.
"I am glad that the Government is taking action against rouge trading. The new legislation will help consumers fight their corner, and will protect them from exploitation by unscrupulous sellers."
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