Back Of Van Scam

Back Of Van Scam

We strongly recommend that you do not buy a mattress from the back of a van – unmarked or otherwise.

There are traders operating in this way around the country, offering heavily discounted mattresses – often as leftovers from another order. Labels frequently have RRPs on them suggesting a price many £100s more than the price being offered.

At best these products are likely to be worth no more than you paid for them.

At worst they could be illegal – not complying with fire safety regulations, trades descriptions or even containing old springs and fillings.

Some pass themselves off as well known manufacturer or retail brands.

Want to report suspect traders?
Call 03454 04 05 06 or visit

Please report any suspect trading to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service, who will pass on your concerns to trading standards or the police. Call 03454 04 05 06 or visit

N.B. It will help the authorities if you have as much information as possible to hand – including any contact details, addresses, phone numbers and especially vehicle registration numbers