Western Isles residents should beware of doorstep sellers who are currently operating in the area.
A Trading Standards spokesperson said: “We would always advise not to sign any documentation or hand over cash to door to door salesmen. These sellers often use high pressure sales techniques and it can be difficult to get them to leave.
“It can also be very difficult to get a refund if services are unsatisfactory or if the seller has left the Islands.
“Watch our for elderly neighbours and if you have any concerns contact Trading Standards on 01851 822694 or Faire on 01851 701702 (out of office hours) or in an emergency, the police.”