A Scam takes many forms; emails, letters and telephone calls – even text messages all can pose a risk to you and your wellbeing and are designed to make false claims or promises to you in order for you to part with your hard earned cash. Prize draws, official looking emails or text messages, websites -> Continue reading Fair trading
That’s the warning as National Trading Standards highlights threats to look out for as criminals exploit cost-of-living fears. For one in four (24%) UK adults*, losing just £100 to a scam now would tip them into serious financial crisis, unable to pay bills, buy food or buy other essentials, according to research released today by -> Continue reading Losing just £100 to a scam would tip 13 million into crisis
Two conmen who planted dead birds in the chimney of homes they were meant to be sweeping have been given prison sentences. Luke and Martin Price, aged 34 and 59, admitted conspiring to defraud vulnerable householders, including elderly couples and women living alone, out of at least £13,000 by pretending chimneys were blocked by nests -> Continue reading ‘Nasty’ father and son chimney sweeps given jail terms
A businesswoman who scammed holiday makers out of thousands of pounds by taking their cash for flights but then failing to actually purchase the tickets for those customers was brought to justice. Abida Khatoon Kyani, of Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, admitted one count of knowingly and recklessly engaged in a commercial practice which contravened the requirements -> Continue reading Dishonest travel agent sentenced following Ealing investigation
Trading Standards operation busts training provider who conned victims wanting HGV training 23 people caught up in the scam Usman Qureshi given three suspended sentences A rogue Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) training provider who conned people across the country out of more than £63,000 has been handed a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from being -> Continue reading Rogue HGV training provider handed 12 month suspended sentence
A Southall trader who was caught selling counterfeit face masks and illicit hand sanitiser bottles has been prosecuted by Ealing’s trading standards. Mr Ulgeet Singh, sole director of Yark London Limited based in Southall appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Wednesday 22 February to answer 13 offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the -> Continue reading Counterfeit PPE seller prosecuted
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
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