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Consumers warned to be aware of Green Homes Grant Scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are warning people to be wary of fraudsters attempting to exploit the new Government Green Homes Grant.

Posted on: 9 October 2020
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Bridgwater businessman sentenced for fraud

Martin Fisher, 46 of Bristol Road, Bridgwater was investigated by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards after complaints that he repeatedly failed to carry out repairs or fulfil orders for household electrical appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges and fridge-freezers.

Posted on: 9 October 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Residents urged to watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam

There are concerns that some people, particularly the vulnerable or elderly, could be susceptible to fake calls or messages from criminals looking to get access to personal information or trick them into handing over money.

Posted on: 5 June 2020
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Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality sector this easter

Guests houses, campsites, boarding houses, B&Bs, campsites must remain closed this Easter

Posted on: 6 April 2020

Don’t become a victim – training resource is launched to safeguard young people from scams

Young Friends Against Scams has been specifically created to help leaders of youth organisations, such as scout groups, youth groups, schools and colleges to inform and educate young people on how to recognise and avoid scams.

Posted on: 12 September 2019 | Posted in: Community
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Over 40% of Kebab shops fail to provide correct allergen information

Kebab shops in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are being warned they must do more to give allergen information to customers after inspections found that 40% of kebab takeaways failed to comply with food information laws

Posted on: 21 May 2019 | Posted in: Community

Unsure if your car service was carried out correctly? Sign up to have it checked for free…

The free quality check is part of Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service’s motor trade project, and is aimed at local residents who want assurances that their vehicle service was carried out properly.

Posted on: 12 February 2019 | Posted in: Community

Shop has licence sell alcohol revoked following evidence from trading standards

The licence of Zakopane in Market Street was revoked at Torbay Council’s licensing sub-committee on Wednesday 30  January following evidence given by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Standards Service and Devon and Cornwall Police

Posted on: 6 February 2019 | Posted in: Community
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Doorstep traders sentenced after carrying out illegal work on protected trees.

Christopher Hughes, 60, and Daniel Hughes, 22, pled guilty to two offences and were fined and told to pay costs totalling £1,200 .
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Posted on: 5 February 2019 | Posted in: Community
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Devon farmer who kept animals in ‘appalling’ conditions sentenced

Michael Rice, 68, of High View, Crediton was banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

Posted on: 18 January 2019 | Posted in: Community
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