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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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