Tag Archives: Trading Standards

Axed! Retailer hit with £19,000 fines for under-age online sale

The council’s Trading Standards department has secured another prosecution against a business selling potentially a dangerous weapon to a child. The latest conviction was brought against a Manchester firm that sold an axe online to a 13-year-old. It saw Topline … Continue reading

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Trading Standards open day, Masonic Hall, Oct 23

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Central Parade shop fined £6,000 for under-age knife sales

There’s little surprise that Croydon might have a “knife crime problem”, when established businesses think little of the consequences of flogging sets of deadly blades to kids. The council’s trading standards this week brought a successful prosecution at Croydon Magistrates … Continue reading

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Trading Standards warns of iTunes scam targeting pensioners

The council’s trading standards team is warning about a phone scam targeting pensioners, after a South Croydon woman was duped out of £650 worth of iTunes vouchers. The woman was telephoned out of the blue by a man who said … Continue reading

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Energy sales pressure techniques sees council call in Ofgem

Complaints from councillors over high-pressure selling techniques used by door-to-door energy salesmen in Fieldway and New Addington has led to the council to refer an energy company to Ofgem, and effectively to advise residents to use a blunter approach on … Continue reading

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Council issues warning over rogue traders at your doorstep

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Trading standards office warning on Council Tax ‘rebate’ calls

The trading standards department at Croydon Council has issued a warning to residents to beware of companies offering a form of “research service” to get them a reduction in their Council Tax bills. A 72-year-old South Norwood resident was charged … Continue reading

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