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Residents urged to watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is warning residents to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service. The Government system, which launched … Continue reading

Trading Standards to continue monitoring restrictions over the bank holiday

As the lockdown continues and we prepare to commemorate VE day at home this bank holiday weekend, our Trading Standards teams across Devon, Somerset and Torbay are continuing to monitor … Continue reading

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay urged to remain vigilant as new COVID-19 scams continue to be identified

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is reminding residents to ‘stay home, stay safe and stay scam aware’, as new coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams continue to emerge. Since the … Continue reading

Hoteliers comply with lockdown restrictions over Easter

Almost all accommodation providers in Devon, Somerset and Torbay have stayed shut over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. On March 23 the Government announced that, with very few exceptions, all … Continue reading

Stay home, stay safe, stay scam aware

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen an increase in scams and doorstep traders who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty during this difficult time. As individuals and communities, we … Continue reading

Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this Easter

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus. On 23 March the Government ordered … Continue reading

Residents warned to be vigilant against COVID-19 scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has issued a warning to local residents and businesses to be aware of fraudsters who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty surrounding … Continue reading

Coronavirus scam warning

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is warning people to be wary of suspicious emails as fraudsters attempt to exploit the spread of coronavirus. Since last month the National Fraud … Continue reading

Farm shop owner pays the price for ‘misleading’ labelling

The owner of a Somerset farm shop has agreed to change misleading labelling on his products and pay £5,000 in costs following a Trading Standards investigation. Following court appearances at … Continue reading

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards shortlisted for ‘best’ service

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has been shortlisted for the 2020 LGC Awards in the ‘Best Service Delivery Model’ category. The award recognises local authorities which have pioneered … Continue reading


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