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    ukdickie31
    white van man Mattress Scam
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    • 12th Oct 11, 6:10 PM
    white van man Mattress Scam 12th Oct 11 at 6:10 PM
    Whilst walking home today just before 5:00pm a white van with shop livery drove up to me and the driver asked if I was interested in buying a memory foam mattress. Being aware of scams like this I politely refused and walked on.

    A few minutes later the same van was parked up ahead of me and the man was in conversation with a woman with the side door of the van open.

    By the time I got to where they were, he was on the phone with his back to me. I hastily took a picture of the van on my mobile phone but it is a little shaky - the Reg number is clear as well as the livery, but the mobile number is half missed !!!

    As I went passed the woman I whispered to her that it was a scam and to be aware.

    I carried on walking. A few minutes later the van pulled up alongside me and asked me what I said to the woman. i replied that it was worth checking the internet prices first. He drove off.

    I went back to the woman who explained that he had tried to sell her a '600' mattress for 'just 200' and that she had refused him.

    VAN REG : KT08 KNC

    Livery on the van : Continental Mattresses and beds with a picture of a sleeping woman on the van side door.

    it's a London Address but I can't quite make it out from the picture


    Hope this avoids someone being scammed. This was in North Birmingham but I guess it could happen anywhere
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