Updates
Deli owner admits tobacco fraud
The owner of a Polish deli in Oxfordshire has admitted selling illegal tobacco
Pub fined for diluting drinks
A Cheshire pub and its manager have been fined for watering down alcoholic drinks
London cracks down on rogue agents
Letting agents face fines of up to £30,000 in a London-wide enforcement operation
Unauthorised pet database warning
CTSI is warning that a pet registration website has no links with official databases
Farmer jailed for welfare offences
A farmer from Herefordshire has been jailed for numerous animal welfare offences
TSS combats illegal puppy trade
Trading Standards Scotland is warning the public about illegal puppy sellers
Phone scam targets home workers
The latest scam involves criminals posing as BT Openreach staff
Obituary: Neil Pardoe
A committed and highly skilled trading standards officer, passed away in December 2020
Obituary: Dennis Wilce
Trading standards lost a fun-loving and energetic former colleague in January 2021
New Motor Ombudsman Chair
The automotive dispute resolution body has appointed Ron Gainsford OBE as Chair
New vaccine email scam emerges
A new email scam is using the vaccine rollout as a cover to steal personal details
FCA issues ‘clone firm’ warning
A rise in 'clone firm' scams has led the Financial Conduct Authority to issue advice
Brexit scam text sent to public
A new scam message is attempting to obtain personal information
New construction regulator announced
A new construction industry regulator has been established by the OPSS
Bogus lockdown rebate scam
Another text-based scam themed around the coronavirus pandemic has emerged
Vaccine scam message emerges
A new text message scam claims the COVID-19 vaccine is available to recipients