Tag Archives: scam

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

Trading Standards, Police and Royal Mail join forces to protect residents from scam letters

20 residents in the Barnstaple area were identified as having been being potentially targeted by scams.

Posted on: 17 February 2017 | Posted in: Community

Company director who scammed pensioners convicted of fraud

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.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | Posted in: Community

Trading Standards & Royal Mail join forces against scams

Royal Mail and Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service have joined forces to tackle scam mail in the postal system.

Posted on: 5 September 2016 | Posted in: Community

Bogus property repairers jailed for ripping off victims

Two rogue traders who conned vulnerable pensioners out of almost £100,000 have been jailed.

Posted on: 6 July 2016 | Posted in: Community

Trading Standards helps prevent elderly couple from losing their £1millon life savings

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.

Posted on: 5 July 2016 | Posted in: Environment

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

Trading Standards lifts the lid on online car scam

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service is warning car buyers to be cautious when buying vehicles online

Posted on: 17 March 2016 | Posted in: Community
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Carpet cleaner sentenced for fraud

A trader who travelled the country offering to clean householders’ carpets for rock-bottom prices before hiking his charges by up to 5,400 per cent, has been sentenced for seven offences

Posted on: 16 December 2015 | Posted in: Community