Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced
March 9 that Capital Meats Inc., a wholesale meat seller formerly based in
Frederick County, has agreed to settle allegations of violating the Virginia
Consumer Protection Act and the Virginia Home Solicitation Sales Act.
to allegations, the company misled consumers about products and failed to give consumers
notice about the right to cancel a sale within three days. Capital Meats
purportedly went to lengths to make it difficult for customers to cancel
sales can be a useful way to find out about products or services available in
your neighborhood, but too often the tactic is abused by scammers who have no
intention of following through on the sale," Herring said. "The most
important thing to do in any interaction that feels suspicious is to stay calm
and resist the pressure to make a quick decision. You can always take a
salesperson's contact information and follow up later. If you make a purchase
you regret, Virginia law gives you the right to cancel most door-to-door sales
within three days."
office released tips for Virginia consumers who deal with door-to-door
sales people – resist pressure, know exactly who you are dealing with, know
that you have three days to cancel a sale and try to avoid paying in cash
while documenting the sale as best you can.