Please be aware that somebody is making phone calls to local residents making offers of discounts, free advertising and other apparently great deals in association with the opening of a new shop in George Yard Shopping Centre after Christmas.
Since we do not have a home improvements shop opening which will be selling anything such as double glazing, we believe that these offers are some kind of SCAM!
The call is from a mobile number, which cannot be stopped by the Telephone Preference Service.
If you receive a call, and are unsure about it, please report this to Essex County Council Trading Standards by phoning the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0845 4040 0506 or us on 01376 550373.
Any reports will be accepted but valuable information to report would be the telephone number of the person who called you, their name, the company name and similar details.
PS Please note that we have got other shops opening shortly but none of them are selling this type of product – more news in a couple of days!
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Visit historic Braintree and find George Yard Shopping Centre right at the heart of the town. We offer a great mix of high street names and boutiques, including: fashions, eateries and department stores.
George Yard's friendly atmosphere is infectious. We find that visitors return time and time again. They relax, sit and chat with friends over coffee, watch and take part in events, see regular bandstand entertainment and, of course, shop.
We look forward to seeing you at George Yard.
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