Tag: Coronavirus
Suspended sentence for COVID fraudster
A preacher who sold fake COVID cures was prosecuted by Southwark Trading Standards
London bar broke lockdown rules
A London bar which repeatedly broke COVID lockdown rules has been fined almost £26,000
COVID-19 test fraudster prosecuted
A scammer who issued fake COVID test certificates has been found guilty
Survey reveals extent of COVID scams
A survey shows that more than 2.6 million adults have been scammed since last March
CMA warns PCR testers over pricing
The CMA is urging PCR test providers to be mindful of their obligations under consumer law
Price-gouging shopkeeper fined
A shop owner who hiked goods at the beginning of the COVID pandemic has been fined
‘COVID passport’ fraud warning
A new scam is using vaccine passports as a pretense for stealing recipients' information
In conversation: Paul Scully MP
The Consumer Minister discusses the pressing issues facing trading standards
Lab praised for COVID response
The Gateshead Metrology Lab has provided vital support to efforts to tackle the pandemic
How TS rose to the COVID challenge
New data shows how trading standards has stepped up during COVID
Phone scam targets home workers
The latest scam involves criminals posing as BT Openreach staff
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
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
Payment scam targets NHS staff
A new telephone scam targeting NHS workers has emerged in Scotland