Beat the Scammers

August 13, 2019

Scam phone calls are annoying, frustrating and sometimes scary. Criminals are currently pretending to be from HMRC and claiming they owe you a tax refund or that there is an issue with an unpaid bill.

Trading Rights

April 15, 2019

When spring cleaning your home and garden morphs into a home improvement project, protect yourself from being caught out. Be wary of doorstep callers – reputable builders will not cold call on you at home, they

Reduce the Wedding Stress

February 8, 2019

Organising your wedding should be enjoyable for all, but it can be expensive and stressful. Working in Trading Standards, I have spoken to many recently married couples and their families about what’s gone wrong. Things

Avoid that scam

February 19, 2018

Fraudsters who design scams to con you out of your money are cunning, creative and prolific. Put the phone down/ delete the email / tear up the letter: • Calls out of the blue –

Five Festive Scams

December 10, 2017

Who would not like to be given 5 gold rings for Christmas? Sadly we can’t help with that but we can tell you about 5 festive scams that you might come across at this time.

Beware ‘CEO’ Fraud

September 29, 2016

British businesses are warned to be on high alert after increased reports of losses through cyber-crime ‘CEO fraud’. Criminals impersonate email accounts of chief executives and then trick staff into making electronic payments to an

Address Unknown

June 11, 2016

The most common rogue trader stories involve a trader whose identity and whereabouts are unknown by their customer, which makes finding the trader virtually impossible for Trading Standards. Occasionally, however, the trader is caught in