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Lead Generation Company Reported

Trading Standards Scotland can confirm that a 34-year-old male and a lead generation company, both based in England, have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal Falkirk for various breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. It is alleged...

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Call Blocking SIM Cards

Following an increase in the number of scam calls being received on mobile phones, Trading Standards Scotland is launching the roll out of free call blocking SIM cards to vulnerable individuals who are most at risk from scammers and rogue traders. The Scottish...

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Trading Standards Seize Counterfeit Goods

On Tuesday 26 April 2022, Trading Standards Officers from across Glasgow, Renfrewshire & North Lanarkshire joined forces with the aim of cracking down on the sale of counterfeit goods. The operation was coordinated by Trading Standards Scotland following reports...

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Shut Out Scammers

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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Top 10 Phone Scams October-December

Trading Standards Scotland has published a list of the top ten nuisance calls reported by Scottish consumers between October and December 2021. The most problematic calls during the quarter were related to green deal funding, with the majority of calls relating to...

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Counterfeit Alcohol

Counterfeit alcohol can seriously damage your health, warn standards agencies Shoppers are being warned of the serious health risks of drinking counterfeit alcohol this festive season, and being urged to look out for some obvious signs that products aren’t what they...

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Fake Online Reviews

Online Shoppers Buy 80 Million ‘Disappointing’ Items Based On Rave Reviews Trading Standards Scotland urges consumers to beware of fake online reviews when Christmas shopping UK shoppers have bought almost 80 million items* on the back of glowing online reviews – only...

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Energy Marketing Scams Campaign

Scottish consumers warned about energy marketing scams following COP26 summit. Following the COP26 summit, more consumers may look to make their homes more energy efficient; however, uncertainty about the availability of energy efficiency incentives make it easy for...

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Top 10 Phone Scams April-June

Trading Standards Scotland has published a list of the top ten nuisance calls which have been reported by Scottish consumers between April and June 2021. The most problematic calls during the quarter were related to green deal funding, energy grants or...

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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...

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