Tag Archives: Somerset

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

Consumers urged to follow soft toys safety advice

The advice includes checking the toy for small parts, sharp edges and accessories like jewellery and checking the age range of the toy before giving to small children

Posted on: 8 August 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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Scams targeting young people on social media warning

Cyber fraud is 16 per cent of all crime and young people being targeted through social media

Posted on: 4 July 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Trading Standards and police tackle underage knife sales

Officers from the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service assisted Avon and Somerset Police during Operation Sceptre

Posted on: 8 May 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Trading Standards warns consumers about illegal skin lighteners

Trading Standards have seized a large amount of illegal skin lightening creams which contain a product that could cause damage to the liver and nervous system.

Posted on: 16 March 2017 | Posted in: Community

Businesses advised to be on their guard for tool sharpening scam

They offer to take a few tools to be sharpened, and return demanding thousands of pounds from the business.

Posted on: 15 March 2017 | Posted in: Community

Workshop to help businesses address mental health issues in the workplace

Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace.

Posted on: 6 March 2017 | Posted in: Community

Online trader sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

Gemma Grainger-Peach, 42, of Churchill Way, Taunton, pleaded guilty to selling more than 5,000 counterfeit Cath Kidston phone cases.

Posted on: 1 February 2017 | Posted in: Community

National Wildlife Operation Award for multi-agency operation

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service (DSTSS) , Devon and Cornwall Police and Avon and Somerset Constabulary have been recognised for a joint anti-poaching operation

Posted on: 19 December 2016 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Owner of Somerset off-licence sold illegal tobacco

Abdullah Ulgut, 46 of Eastover Food and Wine, Bridgwater, was sentenced to a three month curfew order.

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | Posted in: Community
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