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.
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20 residents in the Barnstaple area were identified as having been being potentially targeted by scams.
A company director who offered to clean carpets at rock-bottom prices before hiking them up by 1,000 per cent has been found guilty of fraud.
Royal Mail and Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service have joined forces to tackle scam mail in the postal system.
Two rogue traders who conned vulnerable pensioners out of almost £100,000 have been jailed.
Trading standards officers and a major bank have prevented a vulnerable Mid Devon couple from being scammed out of their £1million life savings through a series of timeshare-related frauds.
Bryan Ferren, 38 and Kevin Hogg, 41, both of Clifton Road, Paignton, admitted to conning over £70,000 out of 17 elderly Devon residents
Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service is warning car buyers to be cautious when buying vehicles online
Father and son, Thomas Johnson, 57, and Tommy Johnson, 29, of Birtley Road, Guildford in Surrey, have pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to a series of offences under the Fraud Act 2006, following an investigation by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service