A householder in Broad Green was saved from being swindled out of £4,000 when an alert bank cashier queried his request to withdraw the money from his account.
With an established reputation across the capital for its effective work in combating issues including under-age knife sales, doorstep trading scams and rogue letting agents, Croydon’s trading standards department is supporting the first London Trading Standards Week.
A quote for clearing the guttering of an elderly man’s Norbury home quickly escalated to the point where he handed over £27,000 in cash to a bogus company operating from a central London accommodation address.
Croydon Council’s trading […]
Friends, neighbours, loved ones – any or all could be targeted by scammers, rogue traders and doorstep fraudsters, and that is why Croydon Council’s trading standards team is recommending a course designed to help combat the menace.
Shoppers are being warned by Croydon’s trading standards team that they should not hand over cash at mock auctions in the belief they are buying high-end goods.
In fact, it would be advisable for them to stay away […]
Soaring temperatures, sunny skies and impending beach holidays tend to get people considering the possibility of losing a few pounds.
Unfortunately, unscrupulous rogue traders are all too keen to help out – their targets, however, are not the […]
Targeted by cowboy roofers in 2013, a Kenley resident has been telephoned by a man claiming to be part of Croydon Council’s trading standards team and asking for cash in order that compensation can be paid.
The case […]