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National Consumer Week Scotland

NATIONAL CONSUMER WEEK LAUNCH – SCOTS ENCOURAGED TO SHOP ONLINE SAFELY Scots have been encouraged to shop online safely as National Consumer Week gets underway today. Record numbers of people are expected to shop online in the run-up to Christmas, with Black Friday...

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Illegal Streaming Operation Targeted

Trading Standards Scotland, Police Scotland and City of London Police Target Illegal Streaming Operation Trading Standards Scotland, Police Scotland and the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have joined forces to target a major illegal...

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Misleading Energy Marketing

Trading Standards Scotland warns Scottish consumers to be wary of misleading energy marketing scams Since the UK Government announced their Green Homes Grant scheme, Trading Standards Scotland has been warning Scottish consumers to be wary of misleading energy...

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Launch of Roll-out of Free Call Blocking Devices

As part of the Shut out Scammers campaign, Trading Standards Scotland is launching the roll-out of free call blocking devices to vulnerable individuals who are most at risk from scammers and rogue traders. The Scottish Government has provided £15,000 in match funding...

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Launch of Shut out Scammers 2020

Nationwide Shut out Scammers campaign launched by Trading Standards Scotland and Police Scotland to combat a rise in doorstep scams during the Covid-19 pandemic Following an increase in the number and variety of doorstep scams being carried out in communities across...

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Coronavirus Online Marketplace Alerts

With consumers' awareness of the seriousness of Coronavirus now growing across Scotland, and mainstream retailers' supply chains taking unprecedented stress, we know there will be a significant rise in the number of illicit sellers trying to take advantage of worried...

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Resources for Scottish vets

After the successful launch of resources for vets in England last year, the BVA have rolled out UK-wide compliance flowcharts and guidance documents that outline what vets in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should consider if they wish to report a case of illegal...

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Successful Crackdown on Ticket Tout

East Ayrshire Council Lead the Way with Successful Crackdown on Ticket Tout Following a pioneering investigation undertaken in conjunction with Trading Standards Scotland, East Ayrshire Council’s Trading Standards Service have issued a four figure financial penalty to...

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