Tag Archives: Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards

Laundered cash will be used to compensate rogue trader victims

John Rice had earned £28,950 by laundering John Carroll’s illegal earnings and Judge Cottle ordered him to repay the £11,650 that remained in his possession – the cash will go to victims.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Trading Standards fireworks advice

When buying fireworks always look for the CE mark – it shows the product has been designed and manufactured in accordance with the essential safety requirements.

Posted on: 26 October 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Counterfeit clothing seller found guilty

Seller had to pay £2231 in fines and costs and had over £5000 in cash forfeited

Posted on: 26 October 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Rogue Car Dealers pay the price

Victims of rogue car dealers, John Hussey and Adam Wallis of DX Motors Ltd, Bideford, will receive more than £11,000 in compensation.

Posted on: 11 October 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Devon residents urged to guard against scams as cash recouped from rogue plumber

Victims of jailed rogue plumber Gary Henry from North Devon will receive more than £16,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

Posted on: 22 September 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Identity theft reaches epidemic levels. Guard your personal details.

Identity theft is reaching epidemic levels, warns fraud prevention group, Cifas. Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards offers advice on how to help avoid identity theft.

Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Posted in: Community | 8 Comments

There’s no hiding place for rogue traders

Trading standards services on different sides of the country have worked together to convict a rogue trader.

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

Devon cabbie wins Hero Award

Chris Smith, 37, owner of Black Swan Taxis, Dawlish, was awarded the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award .

Posted on: 30 June 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Trading Standards donates counterfeit clothes mountain to charity

5,000 items including track suits, t-shirts, sweatshirts and trainers, came from seizures

Posted on: 30 June 2017 | Posted in: Community | 5 Comments

Rogue trader who conned the elderly jailed

John Carroll, 26, of Cricklade, Wiltshire, was sentenced to 38 months in prison

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | Posted in: Community