A roofer who defrauded an elderly Croydon couple out of £19,000 for poor-quality and unnecessary work has received a suspended jail sentence after a council investigation.
Croydon Council's trading standards team is warning young people aged 18-24 to be aware of how to protect themselves from online scammers after a rise in reported digital fraud cases.
Croydon Council's trading standards team is marking the start of Scams Awareness Month with a warning that residents aged 40-60 are at particular risk of investment fraud. Council officers wll be at Santander in Brighton Road, Coulsdon on Thursday 7 June from 10am-12pm to give advice and answer questions.
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.