Tag Archives: Devon and Somerset Trading Standards

Exeter man sentenced for selling counterfeit tobacco

Kamal Omar Suleiman was sentenced to a suspended 15 week prison sentence for selling counterfeit tobacco and not paying £25,700 of duty

Posted on: 20 April 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Bogus trading standards officer scam warning

Householders are urged to be on their guard following reports that fraudsters, falsely claiming to be trading standards officers, are operating in Devon and Somerset.

Posted on: 5 April 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Trading Standards warns consumers about illegal skin lighteners

Trading Standards have seized a large amount of illegal skin lightening creams which contain a product that could cause damage to the liver and nervous system.

Posted on: 16 March 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Workshop to help businesses address mental health issues in the workplace

Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace.

Posted on: 6 March 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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Thinking of buying a puppy this festive period?

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards have issued a warning to prospective dog purchasers, advising them to beware of buying from illegal puppy dealers

Posted on: 21 December 2016 | Posted in: Community

Farmer banned from looking after sheep for life

Edgar John Keedwell, 70, Breach Hill Farm, caused unnecessary suffering to 19 sheep under his care

Posted on: 9 November 2016 | Posted in: Community
Counterfeit items found at Mr Ryan’s home

Block-busted! Trading Standards successfully prosecute dodgy DVD eBay seller from North Devon

A Barnstaple man has been handed an eight month sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting to selling fake DVDs, phone covers and clothing online. Appearing at Exeter Crown Court, Shaun Ryan, aged 34 of Wool Barn Road, pleaded guiltyaaa

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | Posted in: Community
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Warning over bogus ‘council’ callers

Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service is warning residents to be vigilant against scammers claiming to be from a council or other public authority

Posted on: 5 August 2016 | Posted in: Community

Guilty pleas for driveway scammers who targeted elderly residents

Bryan Ferren, 38 and Kevin Hogg, 41, both of Clifton Road, Paignton, admitted to conning over £70,000 out of 17 elderly Devon residents

Posted on: 18 May 2016 | Posted in: Community
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Trading Standards secure compensation for rogue trader victims

Fraudsters who targeted elderly people will compensate victims thanks to the efforts of Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service.

Posted on: 5 May 2016 | Posted in: Community
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