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Rogue plumber sentenced for Fraud and Consumer Protection offences

A dishonest plumber who charged an elderly victim almost three times the going rate for a bathroom refurbishment that experts called ‘unsafe’ has been sentenced for Fraud and Consumer Protection … Continue reading

Plumber who tried to defraud a convent also preyed on the elderly

A dishonest plumber who attempted to defraud a convent and charged an elderly victim almost triple the going rate for a bathroom refurbishment that experts branded as ‘unsafe’ has pleaded … Continue reading

Rogue car trader sentenced

A used car dealer has been ordered by a judge to pay £7,365 – and could go to prison for six months if he defaults. Malvin Price of Chilton Cantelo, … Continue reading

Warning to be aware of investment scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is issuing a warning for people to be aware of a spate of investment scams. The Trading Standards Service has received a number of … Continue reading

Trading Standards wins national award

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has been nationally recognised by Government as the best Service of its kind in the UK for its support of local businesses. The … Continue reading

Campaign launched to reduce the number of toddlers being accidently poisoned

Trading Standards is aiming to reduce the number of incidents in which babies and toddlers (under fives) are being accidentally poisoned in Devon, Somerset and Torbay. A recent report published … Continue reading

Scams Awareness Month lifts the lid on the latest scams

Do you know your vishing, from your phishing and smishing? The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has reported a seven per cent increase in the number of fraud offences recorded in … Continue reading

Devon loan shark told: pay back £315,000 or face more time behind bars

A loan shark, who ran an illegal money lending business for nine years, has been ordered to pay back £315,000 in proceeds of crime. Paul Stretch, aged 58, of Twickenham … Continue reading

Appeal for information about loan sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are appealing for information about loan sharks in Devon. The Team work in partnership with Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards and Devon … Continue reading

No ID? No sale! Businesses urged to sign up for free online training

Traders selling age-restricted goods in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are urged not to put their livelihoods at risk and use a free online training tool to help them stay on … Continue reading


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