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Month: March 2022

Businessman jailed for 30 months in solar panel scam

People across the South West, including Devon, were scammed when buying solar panels – and now a businessman has been sentenced to 30 months in jail and banned from being … Continue reading

Check it’s all ok, before you drive away

A significant change in people’s driving needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing new car production shortages saw the used-vehicle market grow by over 10% last year, … Continue reading

Consumer Rights Day – learn how to shield yourself online

Almost nine out of 10 UK consumers have, at some point, bought something online – and now, on World Consumer Rights Day, Heart of the South West Trading Standards is … Continue reading

Trading Standards warning over NHS Test and Trace text scam

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service is warning residents of a series of scam text messages claiming to be from NHS Test and Trace. One of the texts … Continue reading

Trading Standards urges safe giving to support Ukraine

If you are one of the thousands rallying to help the Ukrainian people in their time of need, Heart of the South West Trading Standards is advising you to follow … Continue reading