Trading Standards

Trading Standards


Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards are responsible for enforcing a wide range of legislation relating to the supply and distribution of goods and services.

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£100,000 fake DVD fraudster jailed

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Paul Foster from Penkridge has been jailed for 16 months by Staffordshire Trading Standards for buying and selling thousands of counterfeit goods through E-bay worth more than £100,000.
Date:
Tuesday 19th January 2016

Major counterfeit operation saw £1.5million goods haul seized

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Four men who planned to flood the Midlands and beyond with counterfeit goods with a street value of £1.5million have been handed community orders and suspended prison sentences today.
Date:
Thursday 17th December 2015

Trading Standards Business Newsletter

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The Trading Standards Business News is a digital publication that brings Staffordshire businesses the latest regulations changes and best practise. This winter edition focuses on Christmas food and drink safety, black market booze, exporting products abroad, consumer rights and emergency callouts.
Date:
Friday 11th December 2015

Unsafe 'hoverboards' detained

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Staffordshire residents who are considering buying 'hoverboards' as gifts this Christmas are being urged to follow safety advice after defective and potentially dangerous items were found on sale in the county.
Date:
Thursday 3rd December 2015

Mandate Fraud - its a scam!

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Millions of pounds are lost to Mandate Fraud every Month, where fraudsters approach you and obtain your details of direct debits, standing orders or account transfer details and amend them to transfer monies to other accounts.
Date:
Thursday 3rd December 2015

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