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  • November 7th, 2016
    Consumers are being deceived through the clever use of digital technologies and this is behind a number of emerging threats, including counterfeit and dangerous goods being advertised on social media platforms and misleading listings on online portals. The threats have been identified by National...
  • October 10th, 2016
    The latest testing of shops for their willingness to illegally sell cigarettes, e-cigarettes and alcohol to children has produced some disappointing results - Cornwall Council has said in a statement.The council's Trading Standards team completed a test purchase operation in Launceston, targetting...
  • October 5th, 2016
    Dorset County Council’s trading standards team has been named the Premier League Enforcement Authority of the year for 2015-16. The award was announced at Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium on 22 September at a ‘Football About Fakes’ event that was promoting awareness of counterfeiting...
  • September 23rd, 2016
    A cold calling criminal who conned elderly and vulnerable people out of over £150,000 has been found guilty at Bristol Crown Court today (Thursday 22 September) of fraud and for breaching Consumer Protection legislation for his part in a fraudulent home alarm business. Daniel Jody Rivers aged 34...
  • September 12th, 2016
      A 69 year old man from St Austell was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison on Friday 9 September after he admitted selling cheap, smuggled tobacco from a pub in the town.   Bodmin Magistrates Court heard that Derwin Hawke, of Flat 1, 11 High Cross Street, St Austell regularly sold pouches of...