LOCALS are being urged to say no when approached by illegal sellers of electronic equipment that are currently operating from a white van travelling around Perth. Reports have been received of consumers approached in public places, such as service stations and shopping centres, in East Victoria Park and Kewdale. The two salesmen, who have foreign accents and drive a white Toyota HiAce van, tell consumers that the electronic equipment is no longer required by a client and they can’t take it back to the warehouse. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said these dodgy and transient illegal traders appear from time to time, and he advised consumers to stay well clear of them. “They normally use high pressure sales techniques to sell cheap and inferior quality electronics at inflated prices, but give the impression to consumers they approach at service stations and carparks that they are getting a bargain,” Mr Hillyard said. “The goods sometimes have counterfeit branding and may even be stolen. “These ‘back-of-van salespeople’ are breaking door-to-door trading laws, which allow consumers a 10-day cooling off period for any unsolicited sales.” Consumers approached by these salespeople are urged to contact Consumer Protection immediately on 1300 304 054 to report their location and licence plate number.