Tag Archives: trading standards

Jail for farmer who ignored animal welfare advice

William Douglas Dolley, of Holwell Farm, Collipriest, Tiverton was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and has been given a custodial prison sentence and banned from keeping cows and sheep.

Posted on: 13 November 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Operation Rogue Trader targets Devon’s doorstep criminals

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers across Devon and Somerset were targeted by Police and Trading Standards officers in a joint operation last week.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Work to stub out illegal tobacco sales in Devon is being highlighted next week.

Trading Standards officers will visit Barnstaple on Thursday 30 August between 10am and 5pm to let residents know about the real harm caused by illegal tobacco

Posted on: 24 August 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Scams alert from Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is issuing a warning for people to be aware of a spate of investment scams.

Posted on: 22 June 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Campaign launched to help prevent the number of toddlers being accidentally poisoned by making the home safer

Trading Standards is aiming to reduce the number of incidents in which babies and toddlers (under fives) are being accidently poisoned in Devon, Somerset and Torbay.

Posted on: 12 June 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments
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Do you know your vishing, from your phishing and smishing? Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid off the latest scams

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have reported a 7 per cent increase in the number of fraud offences recorded in England and Wales, compared to the previous year.

Posted on: 4 June 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Rogue carpet cleaner gets cleaned out

A company director convicted of fraud, who operated two carpet cleaning companies, will have to pay back in full the £219,007.12 that he made from his crime if assets are identified in the future.

Posted on: 22 November 2017 | Posted in:

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
Pictured (Left to Right) – Graham Russell – Director, Regulatory Delivery – Lee Taylor – HotSW BBfA Chair & DS&T Trading Standards – Nicolette Harrison, Head of Local Delivery, Food Standards Agency

Trading Standards Service Applauded for its part in Supporting Local Businesses

The Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards service is a member of the Heart of the South West Better Business for All Partnership (HotSW BBfA). The Partnership has won a national award in recognition of its work in supporting South West businesses and regulators.

Posted on: 14 July 2017 | Posted in: Community
schoolchild hands on computer

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