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Spray Foam Customers Warned About Removal Scams

Homeowners who have recently been missold spray foam insulation are being warned to be wary of letters and cold callers offering to remove it. At the start of 2024, Trading Standards Scotland issued a warning about spray foam insulation, following a 42% rise in scams...

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Shut out Scammers 2024

Nationwide Shut out Scammers campaign launched by Trading Standards Scotland and Police Scotland to empower consumers to avoid doorstep scams As more Scottish consumers struggle with price increases and rising energy bills, Trading Standards Scotland and Police...

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Safe Journey to an Energy Efficient Home

Scottish consumers urged to have a safe journey to an energy efficient home As energy prices and bills are set to remain high over the autumn and winter months, Trading Standards Scotland is launching a new campaign to help consumers avoid scams linked to energy...

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£500,000 Criminal Gain Prevented

On Tuesday 13 June 2023, Trading Standards Scotland, in conjunction with local authority trading standards services from North Lanarkshire Council and Police Scotland took action against a 62-year-old male who was selling counterfeit goods on a large scale. This...

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Shut Out Scammers: Cost of Living

Awareness of doorstep scams related to the cost of living crisis raised during Shut out Scammers campaign As the nationwide Shut out Scammers campaign from Trading Standards Scotland and Police Scotland enters its final week, events have been held across Scotland to...

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Shut Out Scammers 2023

Nationwide Shut out Scammers campaign launched by Trading Standards Scotland and Police Scotland to combat a rise in doorstep scams linked to the cost of living crisis As more Scottish consumers struggle with price increases and rising energy bills, Trading Standards...

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£1 million worth of counterfeit luxury goods seized

On Thursday 9 November 2022, Trading Standards Scotland, in conjunction with local authority trading standards services from Glasgow City and South Lanarkshire Council, Police Scotland and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group took action against a 61-year-old male who was...

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Illegal Sale of IPTV Services

Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) can confirm that four people, aged 51, 50, 46 and 45, have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal Paisley in respect of the illegal sale and supply of IPTV services.  It is alleged that the four, all from Renfrew, provided illegal...

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Toying With Children’s Safety

The online marketplace sellers toying with children’s safety Online sales have dramatically increased in recent years. For the UK toy industry, more than half of toy sales are now made online[1]. Unfortunately, not all toys and games seen online meet the necessary...

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