Tag Archives: Devon Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service

Residents offered free car servicing quality checks

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are being offered the chance to have an independent motor expert review the quality of a recent vehicle service

Posted on: 7 September 2018 | Posted in: Community | 1 Comment

Celebrating Devon at this year’s County Show

Devon County Council will again be exhibiting at this year’s Devon County Show in our #WeAreDevon marquee, promoting a range of activities that showcase why people should take pride in our county.

Posted on: 9 May 2018 | Posted in: Community

Devon loan shark told ‘pay back £315,000 or face more time behind bars’

Paul Stretch, 58, of Twickenham Road, Newton Abbot, preyed on vulnerable people in Torquay and Newton Abbot and was jailed for two years and three months

Posted on: 12 April 2018 | Posted in: Community

Appeal for information about loan sharks

Following a recent operation in Brixham victims are urged to come forward and report loan sharks in confidence to assist with the investigation.

Posted on: 28 March 2018 | Posted in: Community

No ID? No sale! Businesses urged to sign up for free online training

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is urging shops and online traders to use their No Proof of Age No Sale training resource to prevent the sale of goods that have an age restriction.

Posted on: 26 March 2018 | Posted in: Community

Trading Standards energy efficiency grant scam warning

Scam letters have been sent to properties in Devon from a company purporting to act on behalf of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a government energy efficiency scheme.

Posted on: 16 February 2018 | Posted in: Community

‘Crime doesn’t pay’ – fraudster estate agent to pay victims more than £130,000

Today at Exeter Crown Court (9 February) an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act was made against Russell Baker, 59, of Liverton.

Posted on: 9 February 2018 | Posted in: Community

Trading Standards appeals to victims of loan sharks to come forward

310,000 UK households borrow from loan sharks every year – but a small loan can soon spiral into massive repayments.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | Posted in: Community

Considering solar panels? Check the provider’s credentials urges Trading Standards

The warning follows complaints from some customers who signed a contract and paid a deposit after hearing a sales pitch at home.

Posted on: 23 November 2017 | Posted in: Community