A karate teacher found selling fake DVDs and Scholl foot care products, running a fraudulent business, money laundering and more, is today sentenced to four years in prison. Southwark Council led on the investigation and subsequent prosecution at the Inner London Crown Court. Stephen Anthony Clarke Gostling (56), of Birkbeck Road, Beckenham, had a fraudulent online -> Continue reading Karate teacher gets four years jail time for fake DVD business
A Trading Standards crackdown on illegal tobacco has found 5,000 illegal cigarettes concealed in a shop toilet. As part of a national project funded by National Trading Standards and the HMRC, officers conducted quick fire unannounced inspections at retailers across Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth. A specialist sniffer dog was used to hunt out illegal tobacco -> Continue reading Merton Council cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
London Trading Standards warns of widespread malpractice that leaves consumer complaint correspondence never being delivered. London Trading Standards is highlighting what it believes to be a major problem which results in letters sent to limited companies at their registered office address never being received by the intended recipients. The problem has been identified during investment -> Continue reading Signed, sealed and undelivered!
London Trading Standards warns of widespread retail supply of illegal tobacco across the capital and asks the public and businesses for information about sellers. Enforcement by Trading Standards teams in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Croydon, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hillingdon shows the extent of the problem at retail level across London. A single day -> Continue reading London seizures of illegal tobacco indicate widespread problem
Consumers who have tickets for cancelled flights, holidays and events must have their legal rights to a refund upheld, says London Trading Standards (LTS), who have today published advice to consumers on their website. According to London Trading Standards, complaints about travel firms in London were up 280% during March to May 2020, compared with -> Continue reading Pandemic cancellations – beware ‘refund vouchers’ and ‘admin’ fees
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