London Trading Standards

Be on guard for COVID-19 scams

London Trading Standards are warning Londoners to be on guard against scams related to the COVID-19 coronavirus after details were published by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) this week. Scam emails It has come to light that emails claiming to be from the government are offering a tax rebate to support people through this
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National knife clampdown pilot reaches 15 prosecutions

Croydon Council has now successfully prosecuted 15 businesses across the country under its trading standards team’s pilot clampdown against illegal online knife sales to children. The scheme is backed by the Home Office and National Trading Standards. The latest cases – against shopping website Very’s operating company Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited and Lancashire-based tool
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