Tag Archives: trading standards

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: | 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
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

Some baby sleep bags may not be up to standard

Some brands of baby bags have failed quality tests say Trading Standards

Posted on: 15 June 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Devon used car dealer found guilty of selling ‘dangerous’ vehicle

Rogue Trader Jamie Rabin from Teignmouth knowingly sold a van with faulty brakes.

Posted on: 15 June 2017 | Posted in: Community

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, 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

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
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