Tag Archives: Somerset

‘Too good to be true’ subscriptions warning

Consumers should read the small print before agreeing subscription offers which can lock consumers into an unwanted contract

Posted on: 27 November 2017 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Considering solar panels? Check the provider’s credentials urges Trading Standards

The warning follows complaints from some customers who signed a contract and paid a deposit after hearing a sales pitch at home.

Posted on: 23 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

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

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
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