News

Seizure of Counterfeit Goods

Counterfeit goods worth over £3 million seized in south of Glasgow Trading Standards Scotland (TSS), assisted by Police Scotland, the Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and brand representatives, have recovered a large quantity of counterfeit goods from a storage yard in...

read more

Top 10 Phone Scams Jan-March

Trading Standards Scotland has published a list of the top ten nuisance calls which have been reported by Scottish consumers in the first three months of 2021. The most common types of scam call being blocked by trueCall units were: Misleading telesales - cold calls...

read more

Avoid a #Scamcation

Trading Standards Scotland warns holidaymakers to be wary of booking scams this summer With international travel restrictions still in place, many Scots will look to book getaways within the UK this summer, following the reopening of tourist accommodation and...

read more

Launch of Roll-out of Free Call Blocking Devices

Following an increase in the variety of phone scams being reported by Scottish consumers since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Trading Standards Scotland is launching the roll out of free call blocking devices to vulnerable individuals who are most at risk...

read more

Top 10 Phone Scams in 2020

To coincide with the launch of the call blocker dissemination programme, Trading Standards Scotland have published a list of the top ten nuisance calls which have been reported by Scottish consumers since the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020. The most...

read more

SIMLU Christmas Campaign

Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit stress the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks over Christmas The Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit (SIMLU) are warning Scots to avoid borrowing from loan sharks this Christmas as they launch their winter campaign. As more...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more