Illicit Puppy Trade
A discussion between Trading Standards Scotland, The Scottish SPCA, Police Scotland, SCOTSS and Vistalworks to highlight the consequences of buying puppies from low-welfare farms or dealers and to provide guidance to the public on how to buy a puppy safely. The Scottish SPCA are also keen to encourage responsible puppy breeders to sign up to their Assured Puppy Breeder scheme.
Energy Efficiency Scams
A discussion between Trading Standards Scotland, Home Energy Scotland and Age Scotland to help Scottish consumers recognise and avoid energy scams and to point them towards legitimate and impartial information and advice on installing and upgrading energy efficiency measures in their home.
Buy Toys Safely Online
With more shopping being done online this year and with more people dealing with tighter budgets, we’ve asked experts from the British Toy & Hobby Association, SCOTSS and Snapdragon to provide consumers with guidance and top tips to help them buy toys safely online and to avoid potentially dangerous fakes.
Don’t Fake It – Avoid Counterfeit Goods Online
As part of our annual anti-counterfeiting campaign, we aim to give consumers guidance on how to avoid unwittingly buying counterfeit goods online and to highlight the dangerous and unhygienic aspects of the industry. In this podcast, we’re joined by experts from the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, Electrical Safety First and Vistalworks who provide consumers with guidance and top tips to help them shop safely online and to avoid potentially dangerous fakes.