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Trading Standards Business E-Newsletter 2017

Welcome to the Trading Standards Business News, a FREE digital publication that brings local businesses the latest in regulation changes and guidance.
Monday 11th December 2017

12 Fake Days of Christmas

The Intellectual Property Office has released the following video to help fight the fakes in the lead up to the holidays that highlights the risk of buying cut-price, substandard counterfeits.
Friday 8th December 2017

Warning as criminals impersonate police in fake investigation

Staffordshire Police have issued a warning to people, particularly the elderly to be wary of a growing fraud in which criminals having been posing as police officers and asking their victims to take part in a fake undercover operation.
Monday 4th December 2017

Call blockers for people living with Dementia

The National Trading Standards Scam Team (NTS Scams Team) have secured government funding to provide free call blocking technology to protect those in the most vulnerable circumstances from nuisance and scam calls.
Thursday 30th November 2017

National Consumer Week 2017

The National Consumer Week 27 November and run through to the 3 December. Have you or anyone you know ever been locked into a subscription for an offering you didn't sign up for? You are not alone. Millions of people across the UK have experienced issues cancelling recurring payments for subscriptions.
Monday 27th November 2017
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