A police investigation has been launched after reports of men selling TVs from the back of a van in car parks.
Cumbria police is investigating after four incidents across the county.
The latest was on Friday, at Tebay services on the M6 at around 5.30pm, and it involved a white van with the registration number YO17OMZ.
There have been three reported incidents of a similar nature spanning from November.
The reports are from car parks, and service stations on the M6, in the County. Details from the reports include, between two and three men, with Irish accents, selling televisions, stating they are surplus stock for a hotel and they need to sell at a reduced price.
The televisions are wrapped in bubble wrap and have the make, model and price of the item displayed in shop-style stickers.
Victims of this fraud have later discovered the televisions are of a lower value than shown and are broken.
The men have been reported to police as being in a variety of vehicles.
A statement from Cumbria police said: “Police would like to advise members of the public that, if they are approached by anyone purporting to be selling a high value items for a knocked down price, that they decline to engage and walk away.
“If you are made to feel pressured or uncomfortable in any way, please contact the police immediately.”
If anyone has any information or has been approached by people selling televisions, please contact 101 and ask to speak with PC 2600 Emma Mullan or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.