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Caithness News Bulletins March 2003
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BE ON YOUR GUARD
AGAINST CHARGES FOR ENTRIES INTO DIRECTORIES
However, The Highland Councils Trading Standards Manager Nigel Mackenzie warns: Unscrupulous business are always trying to get round the law. One variation to look out for is, that during an unsolicited telephone call, the company claim to be updating directory entries and at the same time try and sell a copy of the directory itself rather than charge for the entry. In these circumstances, a verbal confirmation over the 'phone may constitute a legally binding contract to buy the directory.
Businesses should also be on their guard for invoices/order forms from companies outwith the UK as these companies are not bound by the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act. By filling these in, or even just by signing to confirm details, you may be entering into a legally binding contract. Mr Mackenzie advises all Highland businesses: Be cautious if contacted by telephone to update any directory entry and look out for these types of invoices. If you receive an unsolicited invoice for a directory entry, do not reply and just dispose of it.
If you are concerned about any unsolicited invoice you have received you can contact The Highland Council Trading Standards Consumer Advice line on 0845 600 4222 or e-mail email@example.com
Nigel Mackenzie Tel: 01463 228705